What courses will you take?
At UMass Lowell, we offer five concentrations, which lead to a wide range of career opportunities.
- American Politics
- International Relations and Comparative Politics
- Law & Politics
- Political Communication and Public Opinion
- Sustainability and Environmental Politics
The B.A. in Political Science begins with an introductory course in American government, comparative politics or international relations, and two courses on the methods and skills of the discipline.
In addition to these basic courses, we offer courses that examine elections, political communication, constitutional politics, race and ethnicity, state and local politics, the politics of sports, political psychology, and much more.
You can also take a variety of courses that cover international politics, such as the politics of development, international organizations and human rights, national security, Islam and politics, global environmental policy, Asian politics, Latin American politics and the war on drugs.
In the final year, you will complete a practical experience in local government, law, or a service organization.