Political Science

College of Liberal Arts

Political science is the study of governments, public policies, and political behavior. Political science uses both humanistic and scientific perspectives and skills to examine the United States, all countries and regions of the world. Political science students hone their writing, communication, and analytical skills that are critical to a liberal arts education. This kind of education prepares them to think critically and independently, with tolerance for others and concern for current affairs. Students select one area of specialization from five sub-fields: American political systems, processes, and behavior; comparative political systems, processes and behavior; international relations; political theory and methodology; and public policy and public administration.

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Careers in Political Science
  • Public affairs specialist
  • Legislative affairs specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy advisor
  • Government positions
  • Elected officials
  • Research analyst
  • Professional school in business or law
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