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  • Politics AdWhat Can I Do With a Degree in Political Science?

    The program approaches the study of politics as both philosophical reflection and analytical art. From the study of ancient, modern and contemporary sources, students are led to examine critically the ideas and events that have influenced the formation of political principles, government organization, characteristics of citizenship and social policy. 

    Along with philosophical grounding, the program seeks to provide the analytical competence to understand the contemporary political environment, to address effectively public policy issues and to contribute intellectually and practically to the sociopolitical challenges of our times.

    As a result, students graduating with a degree in politics or political science will be prepared both to discuss contemporary political issues and analyze them in the context of their underlying philosophical and fundamental ideas. These skills lay the ideal foundation for successful careers in law, business, nonprofit organizations, public administration, public office, international affairs and academia.