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Mode of Study:
On Campus
Degree Level:
Undergraduate, Major, Minor, Licensure
Degree Types:
Bachelor of Arts
School of Arts & Sciences

Be Empowered to Affect Change in an Increasingly Complex, Diverse Society

In Catawba College’s Politics degree program, you will gain a comprehensive, broad-based understanding of political science by researching topics in American politics, comparative politics, and studies in the social sciences. This breadth of knowledge provides you with a comprehensive understanding of political systems and a specialized set of professional skills especially valued by employers.

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As a Politics major, you will not only gain a comprehensive understanding of political systems, but you will also have the freedom to focus your education on your interests and future career and professional goals by choosing from two concentrations: Pre-Law and Public Administration. Under the guidance of the department’s engaged and inspiring faculty, Catawba’s Politics majors accept responsibility for the design and development of their own educational careers.

Politics majors also focus on developing key skills that are critical in today’s professional world of work, including excellent communication skills honed through writing assignments, oral presentations, and visual information presentations; critical thinking skills developed through reading assignments and classroom discussions; analytical problem-solving skills; and a deeper appreciation of the importance and values of governance, civics, and citizenship.

Program Highlights

  • Scholarships

    Incoming freshmen students majoring in Politics may be eligible for an academic scholarship upon acceptance to Catawba College.

  • Internships

    Catawba Politics majors have pursued internships at local law firms, social service agencies, and at local, state and federal government offices.

  • Study Abroad

    Exciting, challenging study abroad opportunities for Politics majors are often associated with course-specific offerings and also through the College Honors Program.

Aside from a beautiful campus set in a great small town like Salisbury, what drew me to Catawba was the opportunity to develop a close working relationship with all of my professors. I feel they were able to build upon my strengths and challenged me to excel, both in and out of the classroom.

Kimberly Renspie '12 Political Science Major (American Politics)

Program Details

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Our Politics program develops not only critical thinking and analytical capabilities, but also enhanced communication skills, both oral and written.

You’ll be prepared to pursue a variety of careers that include, but are not limited to, law, policy development, public service, national and international business, communications, and education.

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Department of Politics

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3rd Floor
Hedrick Administration Building