"What Can I Do With a Major in...Political Science?"
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Bachelor of Science Degree
The graduate with a Bachelor degree in Political Science will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Understand individual rights and responsibilities in a democratic system.
- Understand and explain the complexities of politics in an international community.
- Comprehend alternative perspectives on political values and behavior, political cultures, institutions, policy making, theory, jurisprudence, and civil liberties and rights.
- Think critically and to construct logical arguments concerning institutions and processes of government and contemporary public policy issues.
- Communicate effectively about politics in both written and oral forms.
Prepare for successful careers in public, private and non-profit service sector.
- Qualify for post-graduate education.
US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook
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American Anthropological Association
American Association of Political Consultants
American Bar Association
American Political Science Association
American Judicature Society
American National Election Studies
American Society for Public Administration
American Society of Association Executives
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Corporation for National and Community Service
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Democratic National Committee
Foreign Policy Association
International Association for Political Science Students
International City/County Management Association
International Studies Association
Kansas City Metroplitan Bar Association
Midwest Political Science Association
National Association of Counties
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Governors Association
National League of Cities
National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee
Republican National Committee
Four-Year Academic Plan
Political Science: B.A. Degree
Political Science: B.S. Degree
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