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The Department of Political Science and International Relations at MTSU offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Political Science with a General Focus or with a concentrations in Pre-LawPublic Administration, or Teaching Licensure; a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S) degrees in International Relations; and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Affairs. Minors are offered in Political Science, International Relations, Public Administration, and Political and Civic Engagement. The Department also coordinates interdisciplinary minors in Urban Studies, Russian Studies, and African Studies. Beginning Fall 2014, the Department will offer an Accelerated Bachelor to Masters Program (ABM) in International Relations (B.S.) and International Affairs (M.A).

Programs in Political Science prepare students for a wide range of careers in government, law, public service, public affairs, international affairs, non-governmental organizations, and education.The programs also help prepare students for more advanced degrees in the area. The faculty of the Department of Political Science is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, and providing you an excellent undergraduate education that combines the traditional classroom experience with applied and practical training, and experience through fieldwork, internships, and active student organizations. Click on faculty to explore the experience and expertise of our faculty. If you have any questions concerning our programs, please do not hesitate to contact me or the Executive Aide, Pam Davis.
-- Stephen Morris, Chair

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