Carroll’s Political Science program offers diverse courses that will give you experience in political science, history, theology, and philosophy. Whether your goal is a career in law, politics, Foreign Service, teaching or journalism, Carroll’s Department of Political Science will provide the training necessary to prepare you for your future. With excellent professors, courses that require students to develop their writing, critical thinking, and communication skills, and abundant opportunities to gain practical experience through Carroll’s legal and political internship programs, Carroll political science graduates are uniquely prepared for the demands of the professional world and the rigors of graduate studies or law school.
A degree in political science can lead to many careers in federal, state and local governments. 2013 graduates of the political science department are now in graduate school at Columbia University, the University of Oregon, the University of Montana, Gonzaga, and Wilamette. Other 2013 graduates have entered the workforce and are employed by firms and agencies such as Oracle Corporation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Toole County Sheriff's Office, and Montana's DEQ.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Apgar Foundation, in 2015-16 Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Parsons is running a year-long program on Constitutionalism, Ancient and Modern. This includes guest lectures and thousands of dollars in funding for student prizes and fellowships. Learn more here.
On November 4, 2014 students in Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Street’s class on “Elections, Political Parties, and Public Opinion” ran an exit poll in Lewis and Clark County. The 14 students designed a survey of 11 questions, and collected responses from 957 helpful citizens on Election Day. Most of the responses were gathered in Helena, but students also traveled to East Helena, Lincoln and the Helena Valley. The students wrote research papers on the results, which are summarized by topic here.