Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Humanities; Social Sciences
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Notice: The Government and Political Philosophy program is transitioning into a new Politics program. With this transition, Government and Political Philosophy is no longer a stand alone program, but rather will be a part of the Politics Program. Please check back soon for more details on the new Politics program.

Government and Political Philosophy Bachelor's Degree Program

Faculty within the Human and Social Sciences Department are committed to providing a well-rounded course of study in the social science disciplines of American Indian studies, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science and Sociology. Our curriculum is designed to mold students into lifelong learners and leaders who serve others in their professional, family, and civic environments.


Faculty within the Social & Behavioral Sciences provide a well-rounded social science program rooted in the Benedictine tradition of our sponsors, the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery. The curriculum is designed to expose students to critical thinking skills, historical analysis, cultural diversity, and respect for others. 

Required Courses:

COM 212; ECN 101, 343; HIS 307; PHI 201, 202, 308, 309, 311, 314; POL 202, 302, 408, 414, 440, 450, 490; SOC 302; ALU 499.

Minor in Political Science:

POL 202, 302, 308, 414, 450 and one upper division political science course.

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.


Dr. Michael Hickman
Program Chair
(701) 355-8038
[email protected]