Department of Political Science & Legal Administration at Greensboro College
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Department of Political science & Legal Administration

We are dedicated to preparing students for life and work in a world heavily shaped by political cultures, ideas, and institutions.

Within the context of a liberal arts education, our Political Science and Legal Administration program is dedicated to providing training for life in a world heavily shaped by political cultures, ideas, and institutions. We provide students with the tools for political participation in their community, state, nation, and world. With our committed teaching and well-rounded legal and political science curriculum, programs in the Department of Political Science and Legal Administration prepare students to pursue a career path in law, business, teaching, journalism, and government.

Majors and Minors


  • Legal Administration Certificate

    With course curriculum similar to the minor, this certificate was designed as a qualified paralegal studies program by the North Carolina State Bar, Board of Paralegal Certification. Completion of this program and other state requirements, including an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, may lead to North Carolina State Bar paralegal certification.

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  • Legal Administration Minor

    This minor offers basic instruction in legal principles and skills that can be transferred to law firms, banks, corporations, and government agencies.

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  • Political Science (B.A., B.S. Major)

    The Political Science major provides exceptional instruction and training for a world that is profoundly shaped by political cultures, ideas, and institutions. The major is especially appropriate for those interested in careers in law, business, teaching, journalism, and government.

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  • Political Science Minor

    The minor degree in Political Science is open to all students and is a program that provides strong academic preparation for various career paths. Students in this program will become more informed citizens, as well as better prepared for careers and/or graduate study in public administration and law.

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.