The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science is intended for students who wish to pursue a career in Law or the public sector. It is also a degree for students who want to continue graduate work in three major areas: Political Science, International relations, and Public Administration. Studying political science prepares you not only for employment, law school or graduate work, but to become a more informed citizen, aware of your rights and obligations so you can be engaged in your community at the local, state or global level. Students majoring in Political Science are required to take 24 upper division credits focusing in Law, American Politics and government, and International Relations and Global Issues. It is expected, however, that students will select electives from a broad spectrum of the Social Sciences in order to enhance their understanding of current problems that require political solutions, such as courses in History, Philosophy, Sociology or Economics. Available opportunities in this program includes internships with various organizations such as the Legislative Internship Program with the Florida House of Representatives, law firms, the public defendant office, the courts, municipalities and/or political candidate offices, among others. Students also have opportunities to participate in world simulation activities and be a member of the Political Science Club or the Global Issues Club, to learn and debate relevant issues such as elections, migration, human trafficking, and environmental problems together with other students in the field.