The Department of Political Science offers a political science degree that is one of the most popular at ECU. The department strives to give the best education on political science to students to help them in their future careers. People major in political science for many reasons, and the top 5 reasons that you should are as follows:

1. Honors and Scholarships


The department offers numerous scholarships that are specifically for people majoring or minoring in Political Science at ECU. Some of these scholarships include the John East and Gomes Scholarships, and there are many more. These honors and scholarships can help make students feel good about themselves while allowing them to come to school and feel less stressed about their finances.

2. Career Opportunities


People that major in Political Science have a choice in the career path that they could choose. They could get a job with the Federal Government, with businesses, or even with law. There is so much flexibility with one’s career when one has a degree in Political Science. Because ECU has one of the best Political Science degrees in the state, it would not be difficult to find a job.

3. Study Abroad


The department offers an amazing Study Abroad opportunity in Prague. This Study Abroad trip is under $4,000, is over one month long in the summer, and gives you academic credit in political science classes for your degree. Not only will you be going on a life changing trip, but you will be getting credit towards your degree!

4. Education


Political Science is one of the top five most popular degrees at ECU, and part of the reason for this is due to the quality education. The faculty strive to give students an education that will best benefit them in their careers, and because there are so many careers that the degree can take someone, the education is amazing. Students will find themselves immersed in an education they have never seen before, and they will one day be glad that they were.

5. Popular Major


As one of the top five most popular degrees on campus, many students find themselves majoring in Political Science because they are unsure what else they should major in. Even if you are skeptical about majoring in Political Science, it could never hurt to have the degree as a backup plan. There are so many opportunities for you in your future career, and you will earn much respect from people you know by having the degree.


Majoring in Political Science at ECU is never a bad idea, and students never regret majoring in the area. Many students go on to have successful careers, some go on a life changing Study Abroad trip, and all get one of the best educations in the state of North Carolina. Come to ECU and major in Political Science!


Matthew Jennette

I'm pursuing an English Education Major and Psychology Minor. I'm in the Honors College, and I'm also an Access Scholar. I enjoy writing, and my purpose as a OneClass Blogger is to help future students get around and succeed in classes! I am very reachable, and if you have any questions about my articles in general feel free to contact me: Email Address: [email protected]

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