Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government
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Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government

The politics and government program combines small class sizes, faculty with whom you can develop lifelong bonds, and a curriculum that promotes integrated real-world problem solving. You will experience in-class simulations led by faculty whose expertise and research extend from the Connecticut watersheds to women in Africa. Our “flipped classrooms” reverse the norm. You will view short lectures before class and then interact with your professor and classmates during class time to tackle exercises, take on projects, and engage in spirited discussions.

You can choose to double major and combine your study of politics and government with international studies, economics, or criminal justice. Many of our most motivated students qualify for our Honors Program, which provides opportunities for special courses, interdisciplinary seminars, and senior projects.

We offer real-world experience, like internships with state general assemblies, lobbying firms, U.S. Senators, and multiple election campaigns. You can spend a semester in Washington, D.C., or take your learning worldwide through study abroad opportunities in places like India, Korea, Japan, and Kenya. Not only can you travel with your professors to places like Cuba and Ireland, you can do research with them and later publish your work in professional journals and present it at national conferences.

We can’t promise that you will lead the Pledge of Allegiance before a speech by the President of the United States, like one of our graduates did, but our students have an impressive track record of success. While one of our recent alumni today is directing the digital and social media strategy for United States Senator Richard Blumenthal, another is attending law school on a full scholarship. From political researcher in Kenya to labor services representative for the State of New York Department of Labor, our graduates have taken many diverse paths. Whichever route you choose, you will be prepared to step into your career with confidence. The support you get at the University of Hartford prepares you to succeed wherever you go next.

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