Political Science

Connect political theory to contemporary problems

As a Political Science major at Mercer University, you will study with diverse and civically-engaged classmates to explore topics in:

  • American government
  • Comparative politics
  • International politics
  • Political theory

Our curriculum challenges you with real-world problems, requiring you to apply the theories and philosophies you learn to contemporary problems such as environmental protection, human rights, war and conflict, population growth, and poverty. We focus on building your problem-solving, communication, and analytical skills to serve as a strong foundation for a successful career in a wide range of areas including:

  • Education
  • Elected office
  • Government administration
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Political activism

Gain insight from our experts

Our faculty is committed to guiding you to successful advancement through the Political Science program, investing in your entire educational journey. Since our program features small class sizes, you will form strong relationships with our expert faculty. Our upper-level classes average between 10-15 students and introductory classes average 25 students. This creates a welcoming, open environment in the classroom that encourages discussion, diverse thought, and academic growth.

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You choose to come to a school like Mercer because you want to be more than just a number or statistic. You want people to know your name and recognize your face. Without all of the help from Mercer, I would not have any of the opportunities that are now available to me.

Creed Dunn, Political Science, '19

Creed Dunn