Specializations | Political Science | SIU

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The Department of Political Science offers three specializations within our undergraduate major. These specializations have been designed to provide enhanced opportunities to our students and strengthen alumni with the absolute best skills sets for their intended careers.

Pre-Law Specialization

The Pre-Law specialization effectively prepares students for admission to law school and subsequent careers in law, business, government, and many other fields.

International Affairs Specialization

The International Affairs specialization is designed for individuals interested in careers in the international arena — including work in the Foreign Service; international organizations such as Amnesty International, International Red Cross, and the United Nations; and multinational corporations.

Public Service Specialization

The Public Service program of study in political science provides majors with coursework and experiences appropriate to careers in government and nonprofit organizations. The political science department assists majors throughout their undergraduate years and helps them to complete an individualized program of study best suited to their specific career goals.