The Urban Project
Political Science
Public Service

Academic offerings: Political Science offers introductory and advanced courses in American politics and government that are essential for understanding how community organizations interact with law and policy-making institutions to promote the goals of the organization. Courses explore areas including American political institutions, the legislative process, constitutional law (including civil liberties), public administration, administrative law, civic renewal, political parties and interest groups, the structure of poverty (both globally and locally), and politics and ethics. Co-curricular opportunities include administrative, legal, aldermanic, and women leaders internships.

Experiential learning: Political Science offers two service-learning courses: 1) The Structure of Poverty-Globally and Locally, which partners with the nonprofit organization Queen of Peace Center, which serves homeless, chemically dependent women and their children. 2) Civil Renewal, which focuses on urban civic engagement and civic renewal and pairs individual students with St. Louis civic leaders and government officials.

Employment opportunities: A Political Science degree offers employment opportunities in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, journalism, and law enforcement.


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