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About the Political Science Program at TROY

Are you enamored with current events and tracking the state of world affairs? Do you stay up all night to watch as poll numbers are reported from across the United States? Does the idea of working with and for the public excite you? If you answered “yes” to any of the previous questions, TROY’s Bachelor of Science in Political Science could be your ticket to an amazing future in politics!

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Led by a group of committed and experienced faculty members, TROY’s political science department helps prepare students for fulfilling careers in the field they enjoy. Whether you’re dreaming of a future in law, American and world politics, public administration or international relations, these respected faculty members will not only bring expertise to their classrooms, they will also help you build your resume to be competitive when you graduate.

Why Choose TROY for Your Political Science Degree?

Students who go through TROY’s political science program develop their competency and expertise to contribute to the world and thrive in the global economy. This is done through exposure to interdisciplinary learning, writing and research skills and knowledge of the political world. These essential skills will help students understand the contemporary commercial, governmental and cultural environment. TROY also provides an Ambassador-in-Residence program that allows you to spend a week with a retired American diplomat.
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Political Science Curriculum

While specific courses may vary from year to year, your coursework may include:
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Political Science Program Locations

For more information about program availability and delivery options, call 1-800-414-5756

Accelerated Law Option Available

Are you interested in pursuing a career in law while saving time and money? Troy University's unique accelerated law program allows you to specialize your degree further and get a jumpstart on law school. TROY partnered with Faulkner, Samford, and Mississippi College law schools to offer its students a way to complete their bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degrees within six years.
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Careers in Political Science

Political Science graduates can enter into careers in foreign service, government work, international security, law or journalism.

Faculty Profiles

Michael O. Slobodchikoff, Ph.D.

Michael O. Slobodchikoff, Ph.D.

Dr. Slobodchikoff, Professor of Political Science, is founding director of the Center for Eastern and Central European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at Troy University.
Richard Ledet, Ph. D.

Richard Ledet, Ph. D.

Rich Ledet is currently an Associate Professor of Political Science at TROY. He teaches American and Comparative politics courses, and conducts research into the political consequences of identity, culture, and religion, with an emphasis on state-building and democracy.

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