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Political Science

College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

The St. Kate’s political science major spans American politics, international politics, and political theory — including non-governmental organizations and the representation of women in politics.

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Take 32 credits per year to finish your degree in four years.

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Engage in Politics in the Classroom and Through Internships

While earning your degree in political science at St. Kate's campus in St. Paul, Minnesota, you’ll study the development of political ideology throughout the centuries in both the United States and the West at large, gaining a comprehensive frame of reference for today’s politics and governance.

In the course Women and Globalization, you’ll develop an understanding of the ways in which processes of globalization are gendered, and explore how contemporary globalization shapes national belonging, citizenship, consumption, labor, violence, and survival.

The St. Kate’s political science program offers you the opportunity to engage in several internships and even attend seminars in Washington, D.C., given faculty approval.

Political Science faculty member teaching a class on campus at St. Catherine University.
Careers in Political Science

With a political science degree from the St. Paul campus of St. Kate's, you'll be fully prepared to think critically and communicate effectively, with a comprehensive educational foundation for a variety of career options in government, business, or public life, including:

  • elective office
  • political organizations
  • state and local public policy
  • federal foreign service
  • non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • non-profit organizations
  • teaching middle or high school

Your degree in political science from St. Kate's will also prepare you for graduate or professional study in psychology, law, or business, among other fields.