The major in political science offers a solid undergraduate education in political science and the liberal arts and prepares graduates for a variety of careers in government organizations at the national, state, and local levels, interest groups, political parties, political consulting, lobbying organizations, campaign management, political polling, media and journalism, pre-law education for law school, or for employment in the legal professions, international businesses, multinational corporations, international organizations, etc.
All these careers require knowledge and skills in political analysis, communication, writing, research, and evaluation; the conceptual ability to develop logical arguments about political and policy issues; the ability to collect relevant evidence to support arguments; independent and critical thinking, tolerance, and informed participation in domestic and international affairs; the ability to define a problem, investigate it, and contribute to its solution in a variety of employment settings as mentioned above. These are the very elements that characterize the major of political science and the courses offered by our department faculty members. In today's employment market, college graduates can expect to change jobs a number of times, and even to have more than one career. Political science is excellent preparation for the flexibility required in this modern employment market.