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Bachelor of Science in Political Science

How do you explore and explain the nature of politics…its purpose, limitations and significance in human life?

The study of political science at Barry University promotes an understanding, not only of politics in the 21st century, but an understanding of American government, its history and significance in the international environment. It promotes an understanding of our national political landscape, while developing an appreciation of our international community. You will come away with the capacity for intelligent evaluations of public policy and a sensitive awareness of opposing points of view in the political conflicts of our time.

The Bachelor of Science degree in political science prepares students for careers in a wide choice of fields including the practice of law, government service, business, communication and teaching (

Students will also be prepared to enter graduate study in the field of political science.

At Barry, you will belong to one of the most diverse academic communities in the nation. You will be trained to conduct research and analyze public policy while comparing political systems, using hands-on work with statistical computer applications.

Student activities include on-campus debates, discussion and exposure to elected officials and government leaders. You will learn to sharpen your critical thinking, analytical, persuasive speaking and writing skills. And you can count on personal attention from our distinguished faculty, with a student to faculty ratio of 14-1. Faculty also serves as academic advisors, providing expert guidance as you plan your coursework and career.


Barry University political science majors have interned with a numerous professional organizations including:

  • Florida State Legislature
  • Miami-Dade County Commission
  • Foreign consulates
  • Local judicial offices
  • United States Congress

Graduate Study and Law School

Here is a partial list of schools where Barry political science majors have been accepted into graduate and law schools.

  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • St. Thomas University Law School
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Miami Law School

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