Political Science

Political Science is a program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

What Courses Do Political Science Take?
The required courses you would take for Political Science majors. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Foreign Policy
  • National Government
  • Political Thought
  • Dynamics of State and Community Politics
  • Gender Politics
  • Parties and Elections
  • Political Research and Analysis
  • Politics and Society in Developing Areas
  • Politics and Society in the Middle East
  • Presidential Politics
  • World Politics

Careers for Political Scientists

  • Campaign Staff
  • City Administrator
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • International Agency Officer
  • Journalist, Political Correspondent
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy Analyst
  • State Legislator