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Political Science

Hawai'i Pacific University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Honolulu
English
Spring 2021

Program description

Political Science

The political science major is designed to make students familiar with the major schools of thought and methodologies in the field of political science. Students have the opportunity to take a variety of courses in several area specialties such as Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Americas. In addition, the political science student can also acquire a background in international relations and international law.

Students become knowledgeable about American, comparative, and international politics and study the dynamics of power and decision making in various political systems. They learn to grasp the forces that determine the direction of emerging countries and their governments, and to analyze the political-economic relationship within geopolitical areas. Students can make comparisons among different political structures within the world, and understand competing historical and contemporary political thought that underpins political systems. The goal in political science is to achieve a self-reflective analysis of the institutions that socialize individuals into their political constructs.

Admission requirements

  • Online Application
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

  • American Politics
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Visualizing Human Geography
  • Introduction to Research
  • History of Political Thought
  • Issues in American Politics or U.S. Presidency
  • American Foreign Policy or International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Senior Seminar

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information

Qualification

Students majoring in Political Science major are that graduating seniors will be able:

  • To be knowledgeable about American, comparative, and international politics.
  • To understand the dynamics of power and decision making in various political systems.
  • To grasp the forces that determine the direction of emerging countries and their governments.
  • To analyze the political-economic relationship within geopolitical areas.
  • To make comparison among different political structures within the world, to include the congressional and parliamentary systems.
  • To understand competing historical and contemporary political thought that underpins political systems.
  • To achieve a self-reflective analysis of the institutions that socialize individuals into their political constructs.

Career opportunities

The major prepares students for graduate school in political science, public administration, international studies, international relations, American studies, and law. In addition, students find careers with local and state agencies as well as with the national government. These careers can be in the U.S. State Department as a foreign service officer or in the U.S. Commerce Department as a political analyst.

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Hawai'i Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University is the largest private, non-profit university in the state of Hawai’i, USA. HPU is home to over 5,500 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries around the world. Our campuses are unique, with the excitement...


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Why study at Hawai'i Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University is the largest private, non-profit university in the state of Hawai’i, USA. We are home to over 5,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries around the world. Our campuses are exquisitely unique. HPU combines the excitement of an urban campus located in downtown Honolulu with the serenity of a campus set in the green foothills of the Ko‘olau mountains and an Oceanic Institute bordering the Pacific Ocean. All three are less than a 30 minute drive from the infamous Waikiki.

Our curriculum, which builds on our diversity by combining American educational traditions with global perspectives, emphasizes on rigorous intellectual engagement and social responsibility. The hands-on learning approach in combination with small class sizes and an inspiring teaching faculty ensure that students get the most of their studies.

All that combined is what makes HPU a one-of-a-kind destination.

Contact info

Hawai'i Pacific University

1 Aloha Tower Drive
96813 Honolulu Hawaii
United States of America

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www.hpu.edu

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