• Political Science - Public Service Major

    Public Service Major Program

    Hamline's political science major is grouped into two programs: the standard major and public service major. A major oriented toward public service is designed for students who wish to prepare for careers in public administration or management; government service at various levels; or city, urban, and regional planning. The public service major prepares the student for respected graduate programs of public administration, planning, or policy analysis.


    Public Service Major Requirements

    The public service major requires 10 courses as follows:

    One course in Political Thought or Political Theory

    Choose one of the following:

    One course chosen from

    One course in statistics

    One course in Comparative Politics/International Politics

    Choose one course from the following:

    One other political science elective

    • PSCI elective

    Other courses recommended

    Students are encouraged to undertake an internship or independent study. These, however, do not count as any of the 10 required courses. Other courses recommended, but not required are: