Political science is the major for the person who wants to make a real difference in his or her world. This discipline is where tomorrow’s governmental leaders are made. It doesn’t matter if you are a conservative or a liberal. What matters is your will to understand the real needs of the people who you will serve while in office, as well as, the real issues that you be called to vote upon. Look for schools where civic involvement is held in high esteem.
"Learn how governments, political organizations, individuals, and nations act to create and realize public values and goals. You’ll prepare for responsible and effective citizenship, political participation, and advanced academic or professional studies. You will also learn to understand and appreciate different political values, institutions, and processes that operate in local, national, and international systems."
(Provided By: The University at Albany)
"Political science contributes to a liberal education by introducing students to concepts, methods, and knowledge that help them understand politics within and among nations. A bachelor's degree in political science can lead to a career in business, government, journalism, education, or non-profit organizations. It can lead to a PhD program in the social sciences or to professional school in law, business, public policy, or international relations."
(Provided By: The University of Chicago)
"Undergraduates in Political Science at Michigan State University have the opportunity to choose from a large selection of course offerings, to conduct research and work with our world-recognized faculty, to study politics and government abroad, and to translate those educational experiences into the real world with five internship and experiential learning programs that range from small town government, city government, state government, law and courts, and national or international government."
(Provided By: Michigan State University)
"We study what happens and what ought to happen in politics. You will learn about American politics — the presidency, elections, political parties, media, and law — and politics from around the world: democracy, international trade, globalization, immigration, human rights, and political violence. In these courses, we stress the importance of developing life-long skills such as critical thinking and civic engagement."
(Provided By: Providence College)
"Ideologies, identities, economic systems, parties, elections. What are the fundamental bases for how peoples govern themselves and behave as they do? How have divisions arisen and what are the prospects for democracy? An understanding of historical, political, and cultural underpinnings is as important to the well-being of a community as it is to national and global dynamics."
(Provided By: Grinnell College)
"Students have the opportunity to examine special topics through research and courses that include The Internet and Politics, Supreme Court Decision-Making and Ethnic Politics in Eastern and Central Europe. Many students take advantage of our Washington, D.C., location to intern on Capitol Hill, at the White House and with local nongovernmental organizations, embassies and other agencies."
(Provided By: George Washington University)
"Our political science degree students do more than study politics—they actively participate in it. From the State Capitol in Nashville to a course where you intern with state legislators and on a real campaign, our program is ideal for students ready to get to work from day one."
(Provided By Fisk University)