Why Study Political Science

Political science gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills you need to address real-world problems. In our department, you'll have the freedom to research with faculty and explore the meanings of concepts such as justice, democracy, totalitarianism, rights and responsibilities.

These experiences, along with your courses and internships, will give you the communication, leadership and critical thinking skills you need to succeed in a wide range of careers.

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Why Political Science

We describe political science as the study of powerwho gets what, when, where, how and why. In our classes, you'll write and read intensively while participating in rigorous in-class discussions. During your time in our program, you'll also have opportunities to participate in community-engaged learning, internships and research partnerships with our faculty.

We are an undergraduate-only department, and our faculty and students appreciate the close relationships they develop. Because our faculty members are also active researchers, you have the opportunity to learn about and participate in the research process as you pursue your political science degree.

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Alumni Careers

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    Campaign consultants and speechwriters

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    Political organizers and policy analysts

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    Attorneys and human rights advocates

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    Reporters and teachers

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    Corporate executives, software developers and entrepreneurs