Politics, in some way, shape, or form, affects just about every aspect of our lives. From school policies to air regulation, from international relations to taxes. Those interested in becoming political science majors will learn about world events from several different viewpoints, examine relationships between nations, study the history of different forms of government, and debate controversial topics in their pursuit of a degree.
As political science covers a wide range of topics, the classes are greatly varied, though they do have a focus on history, government, and communications. Courses for the poli-sci major can include: American government, international relations, comparative politics, macroeconomics, and world politics. Students tend to intern at various government offices, join a debate team, and write intensive thesis papers, or complete a research project. Those attracted towards the major are usually interested in history and relations, enjoy debating, and are up-to-date on current events.
After graduation, poli-sci majors have a wealth of careers to choose from. The political arena is vast and far-reaching, including jobs such as: campaign manager, legislator, agency specialist, judge, press secretary, and ambassador among others. Politics make the world go round while trying to keep it in order and make it a better place.
Political Science fun fact: Six out of the last 12 US Presidents have been left-handed.
Celebrities who studied Political Science: Pete Wentz, musician — Fall Out Boy; Aisha Tyler, comedian, actress; Anderson Cooper, journalist; Jerry Springer, TV personality.
The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Government, General is $45,720