Political Science

political science

WHAT IS POLITICAL SCIENCE?

This major is part of the Social & Behavioral Sciences Exploration Group

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Political Science Minor

Political Science serves students whose primary interest is in some phase of public affairs (law, politics, government service) or international relations (foreign service), in gaining a better understanding of the entire field of governmental organization and functions.

Political Science can lead to a variety of career paths. For some jobs, office work is a significant part of the job, whereas others include a variety of environments and travel responsibilities. Political science is an excellent pre- professional major in which students develop skills that are applicable to further study in law, medical, dental, theological, journalism, and business schools.

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MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

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HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:

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POLS 1002 - Introduction to Political Theory (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 1)

POLS 1202 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 2 and CA 4-INT)

POLS 1207 - Introduction to Non-Western Politics (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 2 and CA 4-INT)

POLS 1402 - Introduction to International Relations (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 2 and CA 4-INT)

POLS 1602 - Introduction to American Politics (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 2)

POLS 2622 - State and Local Government (Potential Major Requirement) 

 

POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

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