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
A multitude of organizations and interest groups that seek to monitor the political process or to influence the content of public policy