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Why Major in Political Science

Political Science focuses on:

  • The study of government and political processes, institutions, and behavior.
  • The history of political thought and the formulation of conceptual models to understand governmental processes.
  • The examination of governmental structures, the interaction of various levels of government, and political groups within a country.
  • A comparison of parallel political behavior in multiples places or time periods.
  • The study of diplomacy, international law, political economy, and international organizations.
  • An examination of different contexts and issues, such as:
    • The Middle Ages and the relationship between the state, God, and individuals
    • Karl Marx in light of societal economic structure
    • The importance of solving practical political problems using empirical models.


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