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Political Science

Political Science is the study of government and focuses on its structure and function and the necessity for human social order. Political Science study attempts to provide the student with a better understanding of political parties, interest groups, international relationships, justice, and power. Political Science trains students to be observers of political behavior in their home country and around the world.

General Information

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Department Website Political Science and International Studies
Degree(s) Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Master of Public Administration

Possible Employment Settings
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporations
  • Court System
  • Embassies
  • Govt./Federal, State and Local Agencies
  • Labor Unions
  • Law Firms
  • Media
  • Military
  • Political Parties
  • Political Interest Groups
  • Polling Organizations
  • Research Organizations
  • Self-Employed
Occupational Opportunities
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consultant
  • Federal Government
  • Foreign Service Officers
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • Judge
  • Judicial Clerkships
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Political Scientist
  • Teacher
Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
American Political Science Association Phi Alpha Alpha
American Academy of Political & Social Science Amnesty International
The Law & Society Association Young Democrats
Midwest Political Science Association College Republicans
American Society for Public Administrators Political Science Club
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Int’l Association for Political Science
Alpha Phi Sigma
The Justice Studies Club
Lambda Alpha Epsilon
National Black Law Student Association
Master of Public Administration Student Association
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Last updated: 8/25/2020