Political Science, BA


Delaware State University’s political science department is ideally suited to the current era of political change — one marked by the first multiracial U.S. president. Our poli sci program offers a multicultural perspective that emphasizes ethnic/racial diversity and cultural convergence. Our courses and faculty share a strong global orientation, enabling students to gain an understanding of politics on all five continents.

We also take a multidisciplinary approach to political science, integrating it with material drawn from philosophy, law, economics, sociology, history, and other disciplines. The result is a political science degree of extraordinary academic breadth and richness. Multicultural and multidisciplinary, it is truly a liberal arts education for the 21st century.

Political science majors can choose to minor in Africana Studies, Law Studies, or Philosophy.

Professional Preparation

Graduates from the political science program enter the job market with a set of adaptable, marketable skills. They are proficient writers, excellent critical thinkers, and outstanding researchers. Through their studies, they develop an ability to synthesize multiple perspectives and insights into a single, balanced point of view.

The degree offers excellent preparation for graduate school in political science or a related discipline, as well as advanced degrees in law, business, journalism, or education. Graduates may go directly into the work force in education, or any type of career that involves writing or research.


The political science department has a young and dynamic faculty. Instructors come from a diverse set of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and they have a broad range of research and publishing interests. The department is small and intimate, which means students have a lot of direct interaction with professors and receive much guidance and encouragement.

Research and Experience

The political science department is in the process of developing a study-abroad program that will enable students to gain credit while taking courses overseas. In addition, the department sponsors a lecture series and hosts numerous visiting professors with varying areas of expertise.

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