Political Science

The Department of Political Science offers a wide range of courses that students have found useful in preparation for careers in law, government service, and public affairs.  The department curriculum is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of politics and government in the United States, foreign countries, and the international system.

A degree in political science provides a solid foundation for careers in law, government service and national security, among others. Courses are equally valuable for career-oriented majors and for students interested in developing a well-rounded liberal arts background.

A minor is required with this major. All students must declare a minor while in the Political Science major.

Transferring from
Mercer County Community College

Potential Career Paths

Students are prepared to work in law or public policy as well as many other political science-related disciplines. Employment opportunities exist for political science majors in a wide variety of areas including government, business, law, politics, social service, and education.

Admissions Requirements

Eligible students should plan to take Introduction to Political Science before applying to Rutgers. Applicants must apply and be accepted to Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Transferring Credits

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey will transfer a maximum of  60-62 credits or one-half of the total degree credits required for a baccalaureate degree from a NJ county college to a Rutgers degree program for those students who have completed an A.A. or A.S. degree. Please visit the NJ Transfer website at www.njtransfer.org  to look up the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) for any undergraduate major at Rutgers. Students may be awarded up to 90 credits from a 4-year institution.

Ready to Apply?

We highly recommend contacting an advisor to help guide you through the application process.