Political science enjoys a central position among the social sciences. Aristotle characterized politics as the “queen of the sciences.” It is abroad discipline that encompasses philosophical, historical and analytical studies of governments,politics and policies. Political science students learn not only the concepts, theories and methods associated with the discipline, but also gain the cognitive and presentational skills required of tomorrow’s leaders, both public and private.
At its core, politics is about building and maintaining communities at the local, state, national and international levels that enable citizens to live enriching and fulfilling lives. Political science students develop not only an understanding of those communities, but also the ability to influence them. Political science students develop a versatility of skills that prepare them for a wide range of future career paths. The career possibilities for a political science student include: government service and public administration at the federal,state, and local levels; policy analysis and lobbying for both non-profit organizations and corporations; foreign service; campaign consulting; public opinion and marketing research; journalism; and secondary and post-secondary education. Political science is also the leading course of study for students preparing to enter law school.