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Political Science

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About the Major

For students intending to pursue a career in or related to the public sector, the political science major is ideal. Majors gain an understanding of how politics and government operate, governmental values, and critical and analytic skills necessary for understanding the political arena. Courses include areas as diverse as American and comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public administration, and public policy. Students are encouraged to serve in a political internship, participate in an overseas studies program, and to conduct independent research with faculty.

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  • Legislator
  • Lobbyist
  • Mediator
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Commentator
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • University Administrator
  • Advocate
  • Administrator
  • Analyst
  • Archivist
  • Campaign Operative
  • City Planner
  • Communications Director
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Journalist
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