Integrated Social Sciences: Government & Politics Concentration

Integrated Social Sciences (BA)

The Social Sciences Department is excited to announce the launch of its new Integrated Social Sciences degree.  This program consists of courses in Sociology, History, and Government & Politics.  All students will complete a common ISS core and courses from each discipline but will also choose one or more of these fields as their primary emphasis.  This interdisciplinary approach is designed to prepare students for both graduate study and their future employment plans.

Numerous studies have demonstrated that today’s college graduates will likely change not just jobs but careers several times.  The ISS degree prepares students for this future by emphasizing those skills – specifically, the ability to think critically and communicate effectively - that will be valuable regardless of career.

Government & Politics Concentration

The Government and Politics at Mississippi Valley State University offers a well-rounded concentration that offers courses in political science and public administration. In each course, the aim is to include innovative pedagogy and content that reflects the latest scholarship. The program is dedicated to offering academic extracurricular activities that enhance the in-class experiences in the program. G&P minors in the ISS degree program should leave with the ability to think, read, write, and calculate at the appropriate level. Students should also be able to understand and practice good citizenship. Students completing government and politics minor receive broad training in six subfields – American Government and Politics, Comparative Government and Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Law, and Public Administration. The minor seeks to prepare students to serve as entry-level professionals in administrative careers in government, public service agencies, and non-profit organizations or to pursue graduate studies to secure advanced administrative placements or academic appointments.

Click here for Government & Politics Concentration Academic Map /sites/default/files/iss_government_map_2022_2023_v3.docx