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Minor in Political Science

Why Earn Your Political Science Minor at Saint Leo University?

If you're eager to play a bigger role in local, state or federal government, consider a career serving the public.

Learning Experience:
Campus
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
18 hours

Undergraduate Political Science Program Details

With the Political Science minor, you will build a foundation in the principles and processes of American national government, international relations, classical political philosophy, legal theory and Constitutional law. Saint Leo prepares you for a future in the public or private sector, or academia.

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Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your political science degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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Are education centers near you offering political science degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • How will you gain real experience?

    Internships

    Students have interned with the Pasco County Administrator, State Representatives, the Florida Secretary of State, Dade City Attorney, Florida House Speaker elect, and Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy.

    Civic engagement

    Participate in Student Government Union, political debates, Model UN, voter registration drives and local political forums.

Travel

Visit the Florida State Legislature to meet with the Governor, lobbyists and members of the Florida Supreme Court and Senate. Travel to the United Nations in New York City. Tour the historic Cuban district in Ybor City, Tampa.

Co-curricular activities

Become an active member of Pi Sigma Alpha. The national political honor society named Saint Leo “outstanding chapter,” and Student Government awarded it for having the highest collective GPA on campus.

College of Arts & Sciences

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  • The College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Leo University offers students a broad education that lays a durable foundation for critical and independent thinking. The essential spirit of the liberal arts is a cornerstone of the varied degree programs. From biology to English to sociology, students enjoy a nice selection of in-demand degree programs for all interests.

    Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. Students travel to Europe through our cultural immersion courses, research unique plant species while trekking through the Peruvian Amazon, and attend film screenings and poetry readings. With highly experienced professors who bring a wealth of practical knowledge to the classroom, students are prepared to work in a variety of rewarding fields. The College supports more than 30 degree programs across University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.

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