Majors and Courses

You can take a wide range of courses in political science at PC that specialize in American politics, public policy, comparative politics, international relations, or political theory. In class, you and your fellow students will engage in rigorous discussions, simulate court trials and presidential debates, or even practice speech-writing. You’ll have the opportunity to work individually with professors on their research (or yours!).

Our faculty will bring politics and government up close to you. PC students worked in the New Hampshire presidential primaries in both 2000 and 2008, and students engaged in get-out-the-vote activities in Florida in 2004. PC students and alumni worked on both sides of the 2012 elections as website managers, campaign coordinators, and staffers.

And, of course, you’ll find groups like the Political Science Club, Young Democrats, College Republicans, and the South Carolina Student Legislature. Honor societies such as Pi Sigma Alpha also recognize superior work of students in the classroom and beyond.