Political Science

Program of Study

If you are interested in the study of government and public policy, and of the political behavior of individuals and groups, you should major in political science at ENMU. Political science uses both humanistic and scientific perspectives and skills to analyze the United States, other countries and regions of the world, and their interactions.

Apply to ENMU to major in Political Science

Special Services and Opportunities

The political science faculty is committed to helping you craft a major course of study that meets national standards of study and highlights their areas of interest – American government, law, public policy, international relations, theory or comparative government.

Opportunities for internships within the chosen area of interest are available to all qualified majors.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

When it comes to financing your education, ENMU is here to help! Over 80% of our students receive some sort of financial assistance, and we can help you find out if you qualify for any grants, loans or scholarships. If you are majoring in political science, there are also two additional scholarships for which you can apply: the Navin Sinha Memorial Scholarship and the Political Science Merit Scholarship. Additionally, there are many part-time jobs available to help you with your living expenses and tuition.

Career Opportunities

Political science majors qualify for a variety of careers in the private or public sectors, including careers in:

  • Business
  • Legal professions
  • State, local and federal government
  • Journalism
  • International organizations and finance
  • Political campaigns
  • Interest groups and associations
  • Post-secondary teaching

The American Political Science Association website is an excellent source in finding more about these types of careers.

High School Courses

As a political science major, you'll need to be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and written, think critically about information and ideas, and work easily with groups. History and civics courses will give you background knowledge in many of the areas you will study at the undergraduate level.

Additional Degree Information

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree, including the courses you will take when you're a political science major at Eastern.

Want to know more? Contact us today!

About ENMU, Portales

Students choose Eastern New Mexico University for our personal touch, accredited academic programs and affordable costs. ENMU offers a variety of services to help students succeed in their academic, personal and professional lives. That's why our slogan is "Student Success–that's what it's all about!"