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Political Science, Bachelor of Arts

Some amazing classes
you can take at Saint Leo

  • United States Constitutional Law
  • Political Philosophy I & II
  • Politics of Developing Nations
  • International Relations
  • Senior Seminar in Political Science

Why choose Political Science at Saint Leo

Are you curious about whether or not voting really matters, or about how the legal system really works? Are you interested in the Presidential campaigns, international events, terrorism or other global events? Are you eager to play a bigger role in local, state or federal government? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, prepare for a career serving the public with a Saint Leo Political Science degree.

Build a foundation in the principles and processes of American national government, international relations, classical political philosophy, legal theory and Constitutional law. Develop your global leadership skills—Saint Leo offers Spanish, French and German language labs, and international studies, including courses in the modern Middle East.

Participate in Saint Leo's Student Government, Campus Activities Board and Model UN. Write op-eds for The Lions' Pride student newspaper. Take advantage of internship opportunities in Tampa, Washington, D.C., and the world. Deliver policy papers on real issues affecting your community—and present your concerns to members of the Florida State Legislature. Volunteer at a CNN-aired presidential debate.

Saint Leo prepares you for a future in the public or private sector, or academia, with a career preparation course specially designed for Political Science and History students.

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What can you do with a degree in Political Science?

Saint Leo graduates pursue graduate or legal study, and go on to run for public office and to practice as lawyers. More than half of our students express an interest in post-graduate legal studies.
  • Attorney
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy Analyst
  • City Planner
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • High School Government Teacher
  • Political Commentator
  • Campaign Operative
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Immigration Officer

Professional development opportunities.

Internships

Work with politicians in district offices or on local, state, or national campaigns on behalf of parties or candidates. Get hands on experience interning for prominent law offices in the Tampa Bay area. Work in Washington DC for Congress, interest groups, or bureaucratic agencies.

Experiential Learning

Trips to Tallahassee to lobby for the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida. Fellowships available to attend Council of Foreign Relations events. Attend Model UN activities with fellow political scientists. Take part in mock campaigns and debates.

Conferences

Present at local, state and national events focused on scholarship, leadership, and international relations. 

Co-curricular activities

Become a member of our local branch of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science Honors Society. Attend debate/election night parties, participate in debates, host movie nights, and meet politicians and judges that visit campus. 


Where are Saint Leo Political Science grads now?

  • Carter & Clendenin Attorneys at Law
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Tampa City Council
  • University of Florida College of Law
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Barry University School of Law
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • University of Chicago
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