Why Study Political Science?
Why should you study political science?  Here are just a few of the many reasons:
·        We live in a representative democracy in which political knowledge is fundamental to fulfilling one’s responsibilities and duties as a citizen.  Every citizen has a responsibility to know how government works, to understand political issues, and hold public officials accountable.
 
·        Political science helps students to develop reasoning and analytic skills and build competence in oral and written expression, skills that are useful in almost any profession.
 
·        There are many careers for which an extensive training in political science is extremely beneficial.  This is particularly true for those planning careers in the following fields:
National, state and local government
Urban planning
Foreign affairs
Journalism
Education
Legal profession
Public Advocacy
Public Relations
International Organizations
A multitude of organizations and interest groups that seek to monitor the political process or to influence the content of public policy