College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

Political science is both an ancient discipline and one of the most recent social sciences. Political scientists study political institutions, the political behavior of individuals and groups, the formulation and execution of public policy, the relations among states, and also enduring moral issues, such as what is justice and how leaders should be chosen.

The political science major prepares the student for a wide range of careers, including: administration of national, state, and local government agencies; preparation for admission to law school; urban and regional planning; political journalism; the conduct and analysis of foreign policy; and preparation for graduate study in political science. The departmental adviser has career guides for students interested in law school, graduate study in political science, graduate study in public policy, public administration, foreign affairs, and politics.


Other careers in political science can be found here.