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Political Science (POLS)

Career Options & Highlights

Political Science involves the study of governmental structures and political systems, as well as the examination of how individuals and institutions interact within those systems. Courses in the department are designed to introduce students to principle concepts, to stimulate an interest in the connection between theoretical ideas and real world events, and to motivate involvement and participation in the political process. Students are encouraged to think critically and creatively about issues facing them, their communities, their state, and their world. Faculty in the Political Science department are widely traveled and have practical experience in a variety of governmental and political professions. They are focused on providing stimulating instruction in an atmosphere that encourages and emphasizes student participation. All courses require significant writing and research. Completion of ENGWR 101 or eligibility for ENGWR 300 is required for most courses. The introductory courses also prepare students for further study of political science and government theories and practice at the university level. Most of the courses offered are transferable to accredited universities and fulfill general education requirements for a variety of major and degree programs and certificates.

Career Options
Political Science courses help students develop and practice research, writing, and analysis skills that are relevant to many professional fields. These introductory courses provide students with a better understanding of politics and political systems which can assist them as a first step toward careers in law, administration, business, politics, teaching, military leadership, foreign service, journalism, urban planning, local, state or federal government, legislative analysis and advocacy, public relations, civil service, and many others.

Updated 6/01/16

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