Carroll College, Helena Montana
Carroll Political Science Student

Political Science

Political Science at Carroll College

What to Expect

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.

Life After Graduation

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.

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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.







Assistant Professor of political science Dr. Alex Street's research on voter registration was cited by the New York Times in November 2015. Here's a link; the reference is in the penultimate paragraph.