Political science studies the critical issue of governance in modern times. From federal institutions to local businesses, political structures exist to provide means and processes through which public needs are met. Studying political science introduces political values, processes, institutions, and strategies for analyzing equity within society. Instruction includes classes in American government, state and local government, and international relations.
A background in political science may lead to employment in local, state, or national government, law, journalism, special interest groups, teaching, and research. Political science knowledge can enhance citizens' roles in community service and/or public office, and for those interested in a law degree, political science may be an excellent undergraduate major.
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Modoc Hall, Bend Campus
Department: World Languages and Cultures
Department Chair: Murray Godfrey