When you study Political Science, you’ll learn about how political power is distributed, how different governments operate and interact, how rules are made and enforced. You will explore both the "who" of politics (such as politicians, international organizations, and the public) and the "how" (such as elections, political institutions, and public administration). Politics affects virtually every aspect of our lives, including the the availability of education, jobs, housing and healthcare. Whether countries are at war or at peace depends both on what governments do and who supports them. Studying political science can open up a wide range of job opportunities in both the public, private, and not-for-profit private sectors. Students interested in careers in business, education, law, journalism, communications, government, or politics more generally will obtain vital knowledge and skills. Students can also get practical skills by doing co-ops with government or organizations as part of their education experience.
Carlos Reyes Guerrero, PhD
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