Political Science Degree at Hawaii Pacific University

Political Science Degree

The political science program at Hawaii Pacific University prepares students for careers in federal, state, and local governments, as well as law, business, international organizations, nonprofit associations, campaign management and polling, journalism, electoral politics, and more. The program focuses the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Program courses include: political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of political institutions and processes. Get more details below including other Hawaii colleges that offer political science degrees.

Students Enrolled in the Political Science Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Hawaii Pacific University offers a bachelor's degree program in political science.

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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Political Science program at Hawaii Pacific University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Political Scientists


Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, political scientists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.9% from 2010 to 2020

Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Political Science Programs in Hawaii

Political Science programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 120 students completed this program


  • Political Science (B,M,D)

Brigham Young University - Hawaii

Laie, HI
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 33 students completed this program


  • Political Science (B)

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hilo, HI
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 24 students completed this program


  • Political Science (B)

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