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Political Science Degree at Austin Peay State University (APSU)

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Political Science Degree

The political science program at Austin Peay State 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 Tennessee colleges that offer political science degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Political Science Program

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

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male22
Female16

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Black2
Hispanic2
White30
Unknown2

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Political Science program at Austin Peay State University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Political Scientists

  • Description:

    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

  • Description:

    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 Tennessee

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN
Type: 4-Year Public College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Political Science (B)
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Fisk University

Nashville, TN
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Political Science (B)
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Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Type: 4-Year Private College

86 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Political Science (B,M,D)
Belmont University

Nashville, TN
Type: 4-Year Private College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Political Science (B)
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Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN
Type: 4-Year Private College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Political Science (B)
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Cumberland University

Lebanon, TN
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Political Science (B)
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Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN
Type: 4-Year Public College

92 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Political Science (B)
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The University of Tennessee - Martin

Martin, TN
Type: 4-Year Public College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Political Science (B)
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Union University

Jackson, TN
Type: 4-Year Private College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Political Science (B)
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Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, TN
Type: 4-Year Public College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Political Science (B)