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New Political Science Major Options

Students who are majoring in Political Science can now choose to focus their major* with one of three transcript visible options:

 

Environmental Politics and Policy option:

The Environmental Politics & Policy option in Political Science will provide students with the opportunity to focus their undergraduate studies on topics involving:

  • Historical and contemporary environmental problems
  • Governmental and non-governmental efforts to address problems on local, state, federal and international levels
  • Interactions between key actors and institutions involved in environmental policymaking in the United States and internationally

A specialization in Environmental Politics & Policy can prove very valuable on today’s job market as non-profit, corporate and government employers are all involved in making important decisions that affect our natural and urban environments. Environmental specializations are also increasingly popular offerings in postgraduate study.

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International Affairs option:

The International Affairs option in Political Science will provide students with the opportunity to focus their undergraduate studies on topics involving:

  • The political systems and dynamics of different countries and regions around the world
  • Relations among countries and non-state actors
  • Global issues, problems, and institutions

There are a growing number of career opportunities in government, international organizations, non-profit organizations and the private sector, as well as advanced degree programs in academic institutions, that offer students with a focused area of study in International Affairs greater opportunities to pursue their interests and chosen fields.

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Law, Politics and Society option:

The Law, Politics and Society option in Political Science will provide students with the opportunity to focus their undergraduate studies on topics involving:

  • The role of the courts and other relevant institutions in defining the breadth and scope of government
  • Judicial procedures and behaviors and their implications for our democracy
  • Relationships between the various branches of the U.S. government, as well as between state and federal governments
  • Normative arguments regarding justice and equality in theory and in practice

This option is relevant for students who are interested in a career in law, politics, and/or public service in relevant government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector, primarily at the local, state, or national level.

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*Students may also choose to do the general major, which provides more flexibility.