Why does government work the way it does?
What’s the difference between a blue state and a
red state? What does outsourcing mean? Why does
tuition keep going up? Who makes decisions about
financial aid? What is the social security plan?
How do you get to be secretary of state?
Do you have questions like these? In political
science you can get the answers!!
In political science classes you learn about how
governments work. You also can learn about how
to use the system to address problems in your
real life and your community.
Many students take political science classes
because when they complete these classes they
have a better understanding of the
responsibilities and the rights of a citizen.
And it doesn’t matter whether you are planning
to be a nurse, teacher or an accountant; what
the government does affects you. Knowledge of
political science helps you understand how
local, state and federal governments can change
your community, career and family.
Also, not only do political science classes
count toward elective or general education
requirements, they also are essential background
for students considering careers in law,
education, business, criminal justice and
journalism among others.