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What You Learn

You develop advanced communication and reasoning skills while learning about the workings and importance of political systems.

  • Enrich your understanding of how governments work

  • Study domestic and foreign policy, and learn about politics in Latin America, Central America, Southern Africa and other regions

  • Prepare yourself to be a participant in public discourse

  • Learn about human rights issues through Kean's Human Rights Institute

  • Interpret data and utilize quantitative and qualitative research methodologies

  • Get an inside view of the political process, discovering ways to harness and leverage power

  • Hear from experts in politics, government and journalism through the President's Distinguished Lecture Series

Kean political science majors can choose to specialize in international/comparative politics or pursue a teaching certification. You can also complete your degree at Kean Ocean in Toms River.

B.A. in Political Science

Curriculum Sheets and 4-Year Plans

Contact Us:

Charles Boateng, Ph.D., Chairperson
J103 Hutchinson Hall
School of Social Sciences


Charles Boateng, Ph.D.
Maxwell G. Burkey, Ph.D.
Gilbert Kahn, Ph.D.
Jacqueline Keil
Nazih Richani, Ph.D.

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs

Study Abroad

Kean offers study abroad opportunities in many countries. Study at Wenzhou-Kean University in China for the cost of a semester at Kean USA.

Kean students in a gorgeous outdoor setting in Northern Ireland 2023
Study Abroad

Human Rights Institute

The Human Rights Institute at Kean gives students the opportunity to explore and learn about topics of justice and human rights.

Two men discuss Hunger, The Politics of Food in a conference
Human Rights Institute


Kean political science graduates have a variety of vibrant careers in both the public and private sectors. Popular jobs for political science majors include:

  • Writer  
  • Policy analyst
  • Legislative aide
  • Speech writer
  • Campaign staffer
  • Lobbyist
  • Public servant
  • Attorney
  • Public relations specialist

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