Political science majors encounter a wide range of topics related to government and politics. Our courses fall into several subfields—American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public administration and public policy. Through their studies in political science, students will enhance their knowledge along with their critical thinking and empirical skills regarding the academic study of politics.
More than 1500 political science majors have graduated from Clemson University since the creation of the Department of Political Science in 1972. Stimulated by a faculty committed to excellence in research and teaching, political science majors have an impressive record of success on campus and beyond their academic training.