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Political Science

Political Science is designed to introduce you to the enduring questions of politics and the institutions and political life of the United States and other regions and countries of the world. The discipline of Political Science covers five different sub-fields: political philosophy, American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and public administration. As a political science major, you can explore each of the subfields with a concentration in domestic politics or global politics.

BA Political Science

Minor Political Science



Experiential Opportunities

Mock State Legislature

Dyer Institute for Leadership and Public Policy

Semester in Washington, D.C.




The Dyer Fellowship program annually holds a Research Symposium for the Fellows to present their year long research project. Each student focuses on a public policy topic of their interest.

Dyer Institute




As a politics major, you can choose to concentrate on domestic or global politics.

Foundation Requirements
(4 Courses)

GEOG 121 - World Regional Geography
POLI 101 - Introduction to World Politics
POLI 200 - Introduction to Political Science
POLI 201 - Introduction to American Government

Major Requirements
(13 Courses)

POLI 300 - Introduction to Political Theory
POLI 307 - The Scope of American Politics
POLI 315 - International Relations
POLI 316 - Comparative Politics
POLI 497 Q - The Discipline of Political Science

Choose One:

POLI 302 – Thucydides: Empire and Warfare
POLI 401 – Classical Political Philosophy
POLI 402 – Medieval Political Philosophy
POLI 403 – History of Political Thought III
POLI 404 – Contemporary Issues in Political Theory

(7 Courses)

Primary Concentration
5 Upper-Division Courses in Domestic Politics or Global Politics

Secondary Concentration
2 Upper-Division Courses in Domestic Politics or Global Politics

Major Requirements  »
Domestic Politics Concentration
Sample 4-Year Plan  »
Domestic Politics Concentration
Major Requirements  »
Global Politics Concentration
Sample 4-Year Plan  »
Global Politics Concentration




The minor in political science is designed to allow students outside of the Department of Politics to specialize in courses that are relevant to their major. While a student from any major can minor in political science, this minor is especially well suited for business, communication, history and philosophy majors. The minor is structured to allow students considerable flexibility in choosing courses.

Minor Requirements  »



Program Faculty

Priscilla Meyers

Drew Kurlowski

Assistant Professor

Polling Methods and Analysis, Campaigns and Election Law

Jonathan Doe

Kimberly Hale

Assistant Professor

Modern Political Theory, Classical Political Theory, American Political Thought


Min Ye


East Asian Politics, International Conflict, and Foreign Policy Analysis

Amanda Green
All Politics Faculty  »



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» Official Transcripts (Highschool, Secondary School, or Previous College)

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» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

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Program Contact

Adam Chamberlain
Chair, Politics
843-349-6506 achamber@coastal.edu 

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