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Enhance your critical thinking skills. Learn about political processes, events and systems here and abroad. Develop your leadership abilities. Study – and conduct research with – some of the country’s top faculty. Get ready to take on the world.

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The School of Public and International Affairs offers an undergraduate degree in Political Science; an academic minor in Political Science; and an academic minor in Law and Justice.

We also offer an online bachelor’s degree completion program in Leadership in the Public Sectorfor prospective students who have already completed an associate’s degree or have at least 60 hours of transferable credit. Learn more about how a transfer to NC State can be the best move for your career.

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Students in SPIA’s undergraduate programs go on to work in government, law, nonprofit administration and more. A degree in political science or our Leadership in the Public Sector program is also a great step toward law school or other professional training. We’ll prepare you to prove to prospective employers or administrators that you know how to take a global, analytical approach to leadership.

What can you do with a degree in the humanities or social sciences? Anything you want!

Dean Jeff Braden

Alumni of the School of Public and International Affairs have set a standard of greatness at home and abroad. Learn more about their success stories as you plan to author your own.

1 in 5 NC State Grads Entered as a Transfer Student