Undergraduate Programs

The mission of the undergraduate programs in the School of Public and International Affairs is to equip students with advanced understanding of politics, both nationally and globally. The program empowers students to develop, combine, and apply the vital skills of critical thinking, written and oral communication, and rigorous methodology with knowledge of normative and analytic theories to examine the fundamentals of politics and study core public issues. The school’s undergraduate programs foster the highest professional standards in pursuit of new discoveries needed for success in academic and non-academic careers and provide the foundation and motivation for advanced thinking, problem solving and engaged citizenship in our local and global communities.

Bachelor Degrees



3 + 3 Program

Eligible students can complete their undergraduate degree and law degree in just six years. This advanced track allows students to save on tuition costs over time and get a head start on their law career.  For further information, please email SPIA-UG@uc.edu.  

"My favorite thing about our courses is the prioritization of class discussion and group collaboration. In addition, the professors always share opportunities on and off-campus to help me build my resume before I enter the workforce."

Tyler Benson, Class of 2022
BA Political Science, Law & Society

"As a double-major in Cybersecurity and Political Science, I have been able to fully understand the dynamic of politics and public affairs impacting the modern world. The School of Public and International Affairs has allowed me to study cyberspace issues in a global context through engaging courses. In my Cybersecurity coursework, I have a better understanding of the political and legal implications that occur in cyberspace. UC and SPIA have given me the opportunity to fully study the intersection of two passions of mine, Political Science and Cybersecurity, in a meaningful way."

Rebekah Littlepage, Class of 2024
BA Political Science, BS Cybersecurity

What is International Affairs?
UC applies interdisciplinary, global approaches to policy-making, foreign relations major
- UC News, by Erinn Sweet