Political Science Major

Political Science

Are you motivated by critical issues such as globalization, civil rights, the environment, developing countries or foreign policy? Do you contemplate public policies such as education, health care, gun control or environmental protection? Are you passionate about making a better, more just and more stable society? If you said, "Yes!" to any of those questions, political science could be the right major for you.

Why Study Political Science at Saint Xavier University?

Political science studies how social power is used to distribute social goods and how a society might want to distribute those goods. Who gets educated? Who gets healed? Who gets to decide these issues? These are political questions that affect you now and in the future.

Studying political science at Saint Xavier will help you decide how you answer those questions and how the behaviors of society affect how they answered in reality. Taking what you learn in the classroom into an internship, student association or simulation, you can see how you want to work to change society, which gives you the insight into what you think needs to be done and the practical tools to help you achieve it.

Gain real-world experience in the heart of politics. Each semester, students are offered the opportunity to intern in Washington D.C. with organizations such as:

You may also be interested in an internship in Chicago, as recent students have worked with State Representative Robert Rita, Chicago Police Department, US Senator Tammy Duckworth and several local law offices.

Join a History of Success

After completing the Political Science program at SXU, you become a powerful candidate to join a variety of career fields, including:

SXU has been a part of the life of Chicago nearly two centuries. Generations of SXU political science students have gone on to work in law, government, journalism and education to improve the lives of our communities. Recent alumni have taken on positions as:

Learn more about SXU's Political Science alumni.

Program Requirements

For more information, please review the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog.

Contact Information

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Office of Admission
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu