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Why Study Political Science?

As a Political Science major, students are able to:

  • Work closely with outstanding, award-winning faculty
  • Customize their major by taking courses in American Politics, International Politics (see also International Relations major), Comparative Politics, Political Theory, and Public Law
  • Pursue opportunities to do paid research on a faculty-student collaborative research grant
  • Engage in the practice of politics through internships, studying in Washington DC for a semester, and participating in debates, mock trials, and study abroad programs
  • Participate in a range of department sponsored activities such as guest speakers and the Pizza and Politics forum
  • Present their research and learn professional development skills (such as resume building) in the Senior Seminar

Political Science graduates are able to:

  • Question the status quo in a constructive fashion
  • Analyze complex issues systematically
  • Engage the world around them by applying their advanced writing, speaking, and critical-thinking skills to real-world problems
  • Offer distinct skills, grounded in the liberal arts, in their pursuit of a range of career opportunities in: government and public policy, law, business, international organizations, advocacy and non-profit sector, journalism, education, academia, and beyond.