If you have broad political interests, including American politics, law, international relations, comparative politics, political theory, and/or public administration/public policy, consider the BA in Political Science.
If you are mostly interested in U.S. politics, with an emphasis on public administration and public policy, leading to careers in city/urban planning, state/local government, nonprofit management, and private sector work, consider the Civic & Nonprofit Leadership Option.
If you are mostly interested in international and global politics, with an interdisciplinary emphasis, including intermediate foreign language proficiency, click here to read about our International Studies Option.
Qualified students may apply to take graduate classes beginning in their junior year, double-counting up to 9 credits, and allowing students to earn a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science in about 5 years.
Qualified students may enroll in a program that allowing them to earn both a B.A. in Political Science from EIU and a law degree from Northern Illinois University in 6 years, instead of the customary 7 years.