Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

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How can I learn more?

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How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Learn how to apply to the University of Nevada, Reno.

What will I learn in a political science degree program?

Political science majors in the College of Liberal Arts learn how to understand and analyze the ideologies, institutions and social forces that shape our lives. Through courses in American politics, comparative politics, political theory, international relations, public policy and administration, students come to develop both a deep knowledge of the world around them and the critical thinking, writing and analytical skills that will prepare them for productive careers after college. Students have opportunities to apply and enhance their knowledge and skills through innovative projects in classes and through internships with public organizations and legislatures.

Political Science B.A. Handbook

Why study political science at the University of Nevada, Reno?

The bachelor's degree in political science emphasizes research and teaching that links theory with real-world issues and action through politics, public policy, and public administration. Political science encompasses the "political"—issues, institutions, behavior, power and public resources.

Areas of emphasis in the political science program


You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

Life's a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.

At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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