MSUM’s Political Science degree provides outstanding instruction on the study of government institutions, public processes, politics and political behavior. You’ll learn to embrace diplomatic approaches, acknowledge versatility in political thought and understand global perspectives through a variety of learning experiences. A Political Science degree will prepare you exceedingly well for careers in various fields, including government, business, management and international affairs.
Our dedicated faculty members have unique, diverse backgrounds that offer a blend of policy, law, judicial and international affairs experience. They’re actively engaged in government and public processes, and are excited to collaborate with you.
This degree gives you a broad foundation to build on in innumerable ways. From U.S. government or international relations, to public law or research methods, you’ll be exceedingly prepared to pursue a career in any facet of your choosing.
Enhance your education outside of the classroom by getting involved in one of the many active, engaged student organizations geared toward local, state and national politics.
Gain experience in your area of interest through prestigious internships. Students frequently work with city managers, state legislators and local organizations to build their resumes and explore career options.
Political Science Student Success Stories
A Dragon Trailblazer
As graduation nears, excitement fills the air as this year’s graduates prepare to walk across the stage. Sejla Dervisic, a third-year senior double majoring in history and political science, is the featured student speaker at the 2 p.m. ceremony.
Your Voice Matters: 2023 Student Commencement Speaker Brings Powerful Message
Political science major, Sami Farrell, is one of MSUM’s 2023 student speakers for Commencement.
Hollis Nelson Looks Back
In 1962, while attending a junior college in his hometown of Fergus Falls, Minn., Joseph Kise (of infamous MSUM fame) was a visiting professor in one of Hollis Nelson’s classes. Kise spoke of the opportunities at MSUM, including programs and scholarships, and after some conversation, Hollis decided to transfer to Moorhead.
Embrace diversity, challenges and opportunities through hands-on learning with peers, professors and community partners.