Political Science Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Political Science Degree

The political science program at West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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. West Virginia University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree74
Master's Degree13
Doctorate Degree5

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male58
Female34

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian3
Black6
Hispanic6
White74
Non Resident Alien3

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: 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 WVU, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Regulatory Affairs Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, political scientists employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -2.3% from 2014 to 2024

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 West Virginia

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,...)

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

Alderson Broaddus College

Philippi, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

American Public University System

Charles Town, WV
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 120 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B,M)

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 20 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Montgomery, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

University of Charleston

Charleston, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

West Virginia State University

Institute, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Political Science (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007