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Political Science

Major in Political Science

Politics structure our society and inform our everyday choices. Linfield Political Science majors explore questions of power, inequality, and justice and develop a dynamic skill set that enables them to adapt to a changing workplace. Political Science is a close-knit department that challenges you to discover your own special talents and use them to make a positive difference in your life and in the lives of others. The Political Science major gives you the skills and knowledge you need for careers in regional and national government, political campaigns, foreign service or further graduate study.
Political Science majors at Linfield might take:
POLS 201
Introduction to American Politics
Grapple with questions about how our national government is supposed to work and how it does work.
POLS 220
Great Political Thinkers
Machiavelli, Plato, and Baldwin will guide you to a richer comprehension of the world.
POLS 450
January Term in Washington, D.C.
Learn how Washington works from the inside: visit key institutions, attend briefings with members of the media, and conduct a research project.
For more information about studying Political Science contact: Admission.