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The Political Science program is designed to stimulate in students a greater awareness and understanding of political institutions, processes, relationships, and their underlying principles. We strive to generate in students the requisite interest and skilled civic participation that are so crucial to the maintenance of a just, responsible and democratic society. In addition, the program is designed to prepare students for graduate study and law school. 


Concord University offers a major and minor in Political Science. Explore our site for the Political Science degree requirements, information about our courses, student resources, and the Pi Sigma Alpha national honor society chapter. Our friendly faculty are happy to answer any questions that you may have about our program.

Division of Social Science Scholarships

The Division of Social Sciences offers several scholarship opportunities for Department of Social Work students. Review the descriptions of the scholarships below. If you meet the eligibility requirements, we encourage you to apply. 

Deadline for 2017-2018 Academic Year: October 3, 2017

Undergraduate Waiver (CCUS) Scholarship

  • 2 awards each of $1140.00 for In-State Resident ($3210.00 for Out-of-State Resident)
  • Eligibility: Social Sciences major, 3.0 GPA, non-renewable; student cannot have other tuition specific scholarship such as Promise, HSTA, DHHR, U564, or outside scholarships designated for tuition

Joseph Hatcher Scholarship

  • 2 awards each of $500.00
  • Eligibility: Social Sciences major, must have completed Freshman year with 24 hours and 2.5 GPA, be a Mercer County resident, and demonstrate financial need, non-renewable

Lewis E. Tierney Scholarship

  • 2 awards each of $400.00
  • Eligibility: Social Sciences major, must have completed Freshman year with 24 hours and 2.5 GPA, must demonstrate financial need, non-renewable

The Barnette Scholarship

  • 1 award of $754.67
  • Eligibility: Graduate of a West Virginia High School, Social Sciences major, current 3.5 GPA, remain in good standing with the university, must demonstrate financial need, and have an ACT of 21 or equivalent

George F. Moore Scholarship

  • 1 award of $970.35
  • Eligibility: Rising CU Junior majoring in Political Science, with a cumulative 2.5 GPA and 3.0 Political Science GPA, must participate in S.O.U.P. and SGA, community service, and have good standing with the university

To apply for any of these Division of Social Work Scholarships, download and complete the application below. Return the completed scholarship application to the Division of Social Science office (Marsh Hall 105).

Division of Social Sciences Scholarship Application

For additional scholarship opportunities, visit Concord University's Scholarship webpage. Don't forget, the counselors at the Financial Aid Office are an excellent resource for information about paying for college. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Political Science Program Educational Goals/Learning Objectives

  • Students will develop a greater awareness and understanding of political systems, institutions, processes, relationships, and their underlying principles, both within and outside the United States (see also personal, civic, and global competence).
  • Students will develop the demonstrated ability to apply curricular knowledge in professional environments.
  • Students will be able to prepare and present appropriate information in both written and oral formats. This includes participation in simulations and oral and written group projects.
  • Students will develop increased interest and skills in civic participation necessary to a responsive democratic society.

Programs of Studies


Course Descriptions

Bachelor of Science in 
Political Science

The Political Science Program uses the following progression sheet to track the courses that students have taken towards the degree.

Political Science Progression Sheet