Thank you for your interest in the Political Science Program at Saint Augustine’s University. Students join the activities of our program as majors, as non-majors enrolled in popular courses such as Constitutional Law, or as participants in our highly related minor programs (Political Science, Prelaw, and Public Policy) . Our location, about one mile from the seat of NC government, offers easy access to extracurricular learning opportunities (such as internships, lobbying, and more). 

The dedicated faculty of the department are here to mentor, advise, and teach you in the classroom and outside of it. The program is designed to teach students to apply systematic analysis to the problems of today’s world, to understand and work with the many cultures of today’s diverse but interconnected societies, and to perform effective research, analysis, critical thinking and communication. 

Students can expect to enjoy programs, experiences and opportunities that will facilitate the pursuit of meaningful careers. 


Journalist Juvenile Justice Corporate Legislative Issues Manager
Lobbyist Entrepreneur Foreign Service Officer
City Planner Free-Lance Writer Communications Director
Lawyer Genealogist Think-Tank (Policy Research Organization)
Activist Government Official Cultural Resource Manager
CIA Analyst Documentary Editor Congressional or Committee Staff
Librarian Researcher Budget Examiner or Analyst
Paralegal Demographer Children’s Policy Advocate
Biographer Agency Director International Agency Officer
Professor Community Organizer City and County Administrators


Talk to your advisor about those and others, such as: Federal Government Analyst; Immigration Officer; Political Editor of News Organization; FBI Agent; Library System Analyst; Public Relations; Foreign News Correspondent; Peace Corps/Vista Worker; Litigation Support Researcher; Customs Officer; Business Analyst; Corporate Executive; Producer of Multimedia Material; Information Manager; Online Search Specialist; Records Manager; Corporate, Government, & Non-Profit areas; Online Political Data; Executive Campaign Operative; Career Counselor; City Housing Administrator; Coordinator of Federal or State Aid; Legislative Analyst; legislative and congressional aides; U.S. Secret Service agents; Elected Official