Why study political science?
Tackle the big questions about your community, your country and the world.
Political science is the study of governance and power: who has it, who seeks it, how and why some are excluded from it.
Did you know?
The economic value of a political science degree is among the highest of all undergraduate majors. Political Science ranks 13th out of 83 majors in median lifetime earnings, and ranks 2nd in the social sciences in median annual salary.
Political Science at VCU
Our B.A. in Political Science is designed to provide a foundation in knowledge of politics and government, and to train students how to conduct research.
Feb. 16, 2024
The program expands diversity for international experiences, with VCU’s Global Education Office supporting students’ applications.
Feb. 13, 2024
University earns honor for the second time with record-tying 11 Fulbrights during the 2023-24 year.
Dec. 13, 2023
Jenkins nurtures a passion for politics and communications that already has given her Capitol Hill and media experience.
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The Institute for Democracy, Pluralism, and Community Empowerment cultivates dialogues about how democracy works, how it is under threat and how it can be strengthened.