POLITICAL SCIENCE


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Political Science provides specific preparation for careers in government or the teaching of the social sciences or who plan to undertake further study as a prelude to public involvement as an attorney, a civil servant, or a community leader

Do you want a good “generalist” major that can open doors to careers such as law, politics and public service? Do you like the idea of a major program of study within an academic department small enough to allow maximum interaction and communication between students and professors both in and beyond the classroom? Would you enjoy learning outside the classroom through active internships in professional settings?

The analytical rigor involved in Political Science courses makes this program a good choice for a student who has not yet clarified his/her life-long occupational goals but who seeks to hone her/his abilities to think both broadly and critically and to learn to express complex views both orally and in written form. And this program provides specific preparation for students already focused on careers in government or the teaching of the social sciences or who plan to undertake further study as a prelude to public involvement as an attorney, a civil servant or a community leader.

Students may also choose a Government Education major that will prepare them for licensure to teach courses in this field in grades 7-12.