Political Science

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POLITICAL SCIENCE (MAJOR AND MINOR)

The study of politics entails much more than an analysis of current events, the activities of politicians, or the workings of government institutions. In a broad sense, political science is concerned with the nature of power and with its uses and abuses. Because this definition encompasses all of human activity, the study of politics must attend to a vast range of human endeavors.

The sheer breadth of the field is what makes the study of politics so intriguing and so important. Moreover, the study of politics is a vital component of an authentic liberal arts education, an education with which students learn to identify, analyze, and evaluate critically significant aspects of the human condition.

Imagine the Career Possibilities

The Political Science Department at Dominican University of California is distinguished not only by its commitment to a genuine liberal arts education, but also by its commitment to promoting the development of skills requisite for an informed, active, and responsible citizenship. The Political Science program prepares students for a variety of careers in the areas of policy analysis, teaching, law, diplomacy, business, government, non-governmental organization, campaign management, and journalism. Have a look at The American Political Science Association's comprehensive website dedicated to careers in Political Science to see how you can turn your degree into a career.