Why Study Political Science?
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Political science is a field situated in a community of responsibly engaged citizens and leaders. UWRF’s political science program equips graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to analyze, interpret and participate in political and government processes, both domestically and abroad.
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Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Develop a thorough knowledge of the operation of the American political system.
- Describe, analyze and apply central tenets of core political thought traditions.
- Identify major theories, concepts and methods of political attitudes and behavior.
- Articulate, compare and analyze political institutions, phenomena and interactions throughout the world.
- Develop and apply leadership skills that translate to all career fields.
- Cultivate persuasion abilities and learn to argue and defend your position.
Types of Courses
- American Government and Politics
- Behavioral Statistics
- Comparative Politics
- Controversies in Politics
- Fundamentals of Statistics
- Introduction to International Relations
- Introduction to Political Philosophy and Ideology
- Introduction to Public Opinion and Political Behavior
- Research Methods
Political science graduates are prepared for careers in both the public and private sectors. Many choose to attend graduate school and law school is a popular choice among political science majors. Examples of future roles include:
- Community Organizer
- Legislative Aide or Assistant
- Policy or Market Analyst
- Research Assistant
- Writer, Commentator or Media Specialist
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