Political Science

Duration of studies: 4 years (8 semesters)

The major in Political Science and International Studies is designed to provide an understanding of political systems in general and of the American government, European affairs, and international relations in particular. This major provides intellectual and practical preparation for public service, diplomacy, and journalism, and serves as a preparation for law studies and other graduate-level pursuits. Small classes permit students to hone their information literacy, research methods, and communication skills. McDaniel’s McDaniel College Budapest offers a standard American four-year undergraduate program in Hungary, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. A unique feature of the program is that students have the option to complete the upper two years of study at the main campus of the college in the United States. The courses at McDaniel College Budapest are taught by a highly qualified and experienced faculty of American, British, and Hungarian professors who have held senior teaching positions both in the United States and in Europe. It’s Budapest campus exposes students to a host of different cultures and international institutions, while its campus in Maryland provides a platform for work in Washington, D.C

Skills you get:

  • political systems and philosophy
  • diplomacy, public service
  • media and politics
  • international law

Career and further study opportunities:

Students completing the Political Science and International Studies major pursue careers in government and politics, intelligence, international business, international non-profit organizations, law, research and analysis, and media. They advance to postgraduate work in fields like electoral studies, media and politics, public policy, international security, international law, peace studies, political philosophy, governmental institutions, and studies of major geographic regions (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East).

Core subjects:

Introduction to Political Science; Classical and Modern Political Thought; State and Local Government; International Law and Organization; Approaches to International Relations; The European Union: History, Institutions, and Major Policies; Internships in Political Science; U.S. Foreign Policy; American Constitutional Law; Comparative Politics of Western European Polities

Where you can attend this program:

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