Political science is the study of how nations and people govern themselves and how governments interact throughout the world. If you have an interest in serving in public office, developing and influencing political strategy, studying political theory, or building strong relationships with governments and leaders, then political science may be a good career path for you. Capital’s political science degree will prepare you with the skills you need to be an educated and engaged citizen whose professional work will be devoted to making the world a better place.
What can you do with a degree in this academic area?
- Senior Trust Officer
- Legislative Aide
- Campaign Organizer
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Because you will be earning your degree on a campus right next to our state capital, you’ll have opportunities for front-row experiences in one of the country’s most recognized battleground states. Our students work with local campaigns, in offices of legislators and state and local officials, and volunteer with political advocacy groups. In addition, Capital’s annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research will allow you to explore and research an area of interest and then to present your work and original research to faculty, staff, and your peers.
Capital’s Political Science program is focused on providing students with a solid understanding of the history and theory behind American politics, the trends in party polarization, the influence of media in political campaigns, and the impact of today’s 24-hour news cycle. Our faculty are committed to providing students with unique learning opportunities by taking advantage of our location right next to state and local government centers and other political and community organizations
Economics – Political Science is a blended degree where students are introduced to both political science and economics concepts. Students learn tools that will help them research consumer behavior and analyze world and local events. Classes will focus on topics like inflation, trade deficits and money supply, as well as international relations and public policy. Students learn how these ideas intersect and influence one another. In short, this degree will prepare graduates to become well-educated citizens in the world and to contribute to improving societies in a variety of ways.
Students who are interested in a teaching career can major in the Social Studies Education Licensure program, where they will blend their study of political science with education classes to prepare them to teach in grades 7-12. For licensure in the state of Ohio, students must complete requirements for the political science major and take additional social study and education courses in collaboration with the School of Education.
- American Government and Politics
- International Relations
- Comparative Politics
- Social Science Statistics
- Introduction to Public Policy
- Human Rights in a Global Perspective