Political science


Political science is the study of politics and power from domestic, international, and comparative perspectives. It entails understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior, as well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war. A background in political science is valuable for citizenship and political action, as well as for future careers in government, law, business, media, or public service.

A political science degree is worth it for many students. … Some careers that require graduate studies include lawyer, political scientist, and historian. You may start with a bachelor’s degree in political science and go on to earn a masters or doctoral degree that can provide credentials for high-level employment.

The world has too many problems, and solving them happens to be the job political scientists do.

We provide students an opportunity to learn about politics from various perspectives. Classes are offered in the four major subfields: Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory. Many courses cut across subfields. While some students choose the majority of courses from within one or two subfields, most take a wide variety of courses that span different areas.

If you wish, optional concentrations provide a structured academic plan. We encourage you to consult with department advisers to design individualized programs of study. For example, students have designed concentrations around themes such as race, ethnicity, and politics; global transformation; representation and law; social and economic inequalities; terrorism and national security; and citizenship studies.

Not surprisingly, alumni of political science majors can be found succeeding in many different professions and organizations including law and business; the CEOs of several Fortune 500 companies are political science majors. Some find government so fascinating that they make government service their career. While many professions such as Law require you to go to a professional school for postgraduate training, the intellectual skills acquired in a political science major are a great foundation for future success.

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