About Political Science
Explore important lessons about the full spectrum of power.
As a political science major at California University of Pennsylvania, you'll learn to break down power relations to uncover the behaviors, practices and rules of the game that designates who gets what, when and how. Through the B.A. in Political Science degree program, you will study the full spectrum of power to understand behaviors that lead to political gains, as well as the barriers that prohibit access to political power.
The undergraduate political science program encourages students to develop literate, critical thinking. Students also work with faculty engaged in diverse, broadly based research and study. Political science professors serve as mentors, assisting you not only as you learn, but also as you build character and prepare for your career.
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Political science is a highly prescribed discipline that focuses on the political aspects of human behavior, both national and international, including the study of power and organizations. Political science faculty members have published in many specialized areas, such as parties and elections, constitutional law, political theory, and area studies.
A degree in political science prepares students for a variety of careers in the public and private sectors. Political science graduates may be employed in national, state and local government agencies; international government and public agencies; fields such as criminal justice, environmental protection, consumer affairs or urban planning; political consulting and research firms; nonprofit organizations and citizen action groups; and public policy analysis.