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Political Science BS

Integrating the traditional fields of American government and international relations to create principled leaders and responsible citizens for careers in public service and the private sector.

Program skills

Through exciting tracks in politics and life sciences, digital politics and organization, and political institutions, students study the influence of recent advances in biology and biotechnology on how we understand ourselves as human beings and citizens, or the use of information technology for political organization and communication. There are few undergraduate political science majors in the country that so fully incorporate both these fields into their curricula, including the opportunity to take courses from the biology and information technology departments as part of their program requirements. 

Program job titles reported

Government Affairs Manager; Grant Writer; Political Analyst; Political Lobbyist; Labor Relations Specialist; City Planner; Senate Intern; Military Police; Paralegal

Program significant points

  • Students may pursue a double major in political science and a secondary area. Students have combined political science with a double major in diverse fields such as computer science, criminal justice, economics, and philosophy.
  • An accelerated 4+1 option is available for students who wish to earn a BS in political science and an MBA. The option is offered in conjunction with Saunders College of Business and allows students to obtain both degrees in five years of study.

Select program hiring partners

Hudson Institute of Political Science, Peace Corps, Rochester Institute of Technology, Sorenson Communications, YMCA


  • Politics

  • International Affairs

  • Government (Local, State, Federal)

  • Non-Profit

  • Other Industries


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 71.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 14.00%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 71.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 14.00%