Studying Political Science or International Studies is exciting, challenging, and extremely practical if you wish to become an engaged citizen knowledgeable and skilled in areas that are in demand in our increasingly globally competitive world. These dynamic fields of study offer variety of interesting core courses as well as the opportunity to take many electives and choose an area of concentration that most closely matches your interests.
We strongly believe that students who begin studying in our department develop an appreciation for a variety of perspectives that provide a foundation that strengthens the entire academic experience. Political Science and International Studies are majors that allow students to explore a variety of interests including, but not limited to, governmental processes, ideology, philosophy, culture, geography, political economy, international relations, human behavior, and decision making.
Employers are looking for people who have the ability to analyze statistics, understand democratic institutions and the values they promote, appreciate cultural diversity, are well versed in a variety of global situations, and able to understand the implications of decisions made by both the public and private sectors. Ultimately, a degree in Political Science or International Studies gives you an opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to compete successfully in the job market as well as apply for graduate and professional programs.
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