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Political Science Degree Program and Career Video

Political Science Degree Program and Career Video Transcript

Bachelor degrees in Political Science, like many other degrees, provide a well-rounded, liberal arts education, in addition to courses taught about politics and law. If you are interested in obtaining your bachelor degree in Political Science, this video provides a good introduction to getting started on your way.

Description

Political Science is a very popular bachelor degree program that is primarily concerned with the study of governments, public policies, political systems and political behavior [1].

Intro/Summary

Political science covers all facets of political institutions from small, localized citizen organizations to individual nations. Political scientists help measure the success of governance and policies by examining factors such as stability, justice, material wealth and peace.

Most colleges and universities offer a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science where students will learn the framework of political processes. Many schools have concentrations where students will be able to focus on particular aspects of political science, such as international relations, political theory, public policy, public administration, national politics or comparative politics.

Typical Coursework

Typical political science courses include:

  • Contemporary Political Issues
  • Political Science Research and Statistics
  • Law and Cultural Politics
  • Survey of Western Political Thought
  • American National Politics and Government
  • Introduction to International Relations

Job Prospects

Since political science is a broad liberal arts program, there are many job fields available upon graduation. Career options exist within federal, state and local governments, international organizations and nonprofit associations. Political science majors also work in political campaigns and even fields of business and journalism.

Graduate Opportunities

A political science degree also lends itself to higher educational opportunities. Popular graduate program for political science majors include public administration and law. Students will then be given a chance to focus their interests and area of study for careers in public service and leadership.

If learning about government and public policy interests you, check local colleges and universities for programs near you.


Sources

[#1] American Political Science Assocation www.apsanet.org

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