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Political Science, B.A. with Social Studies Teacher Licensure

Enter the Teaching Profession With a Focus on Social Studies
  • 90%

    Alumni Report Working or Going to Graduate School Within 12 Months of Graduation

  • +6%

    Job Outlook for Political Scientists Over the Next Decade

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    UNCW Ranking Among Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Plan for a future as a:

Teach K-12 social studies and civics.

Manage or advise election and public policy campaigns.

Raise money for political campaigns, nonprofit organizations or other causes.

Manage non-government organizations that advocate for policy, provide education or serve people in need.

Serve as spokespeople for candidates, organizations, or agencies, shaping messages and working with media.

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Learn To

Meet the requirements for a North Carolina teaching license in 39 hours (PLS) + 21 Teacher Education Program hours and

Build a foundation in American politics, international relations and skills necessary to develop, promote and implement public policy

Analyze political puzzles by collecting and analyzing evidence

Offer novel solutions to complicated real-world problems

Effectively communicate with the public, politicians and practitioners

I have become a member of a community bigger than myself, surrounded by students and faculty that have inspired me to become more resourceful, inquisitive, daring and motivated than I ever was before.
Jordan Smith ‘21
Jordan Smith ‘21
Political Science, B.A. with Social Studies Teacher Licensure Program Overview
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