About Us

About us

The VCU College of Humanities and Sciences offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with concentrations available in Politics and Government, Public Policy and Administration, International Relations, and Civil and Human Rights. The College also offers a Minor in Political Science, and many political science majors minor in other fields such as Public Management, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, or International Studies. VCU also offers an accelerated, combined Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Public Administration degree option.

Our faculty includes professors with a broad spectrum of expertise in public sector management, international affairs, genocide and human rights, feminist political theory, international and comparative health, Russian politics, human security, U.S. presidential decision-making for national security and foreign policy, Asian politics, Middle Eastern politics and societies, and U.S. information/secrecy politics — among many other topics!

Graduates of our program have gone on to professional degree programs in law, public policy, business, and medicine, while others have pursued graduate studies in political science, international affairs/international relations, and public administration. In addition to finding employment in the private sector in fields like risk analysis, government relations, lobbying, and consulting, our graduates have also been highly successful in securing public-sector jobs at the local, state, and federal levels, and with non-governmental organizations in Richmond, Washington, DC, and around the world.

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Thanks to the Princeton Review for this excellent overview!