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Students in PS use the scientific, objective and systematic approach in the study of political science subjects and issues. For this purpose, PS majors take a number of specialized courses in research methodology, statistics, mathematics, and policy analysis. Thus, students are trained to use the normative approach by asking the question “What ought to be?” and the behavioral approach by asking the questions “How?” and “Why?” Methodological courses equip students with research, critical, analytical and policy analysis skills, which are inevitably for the study of present-day complex political subjects and issues.
The Political Science curriculum is interdisciplinary and modern, which is purposefully designed to meet the career, employment, and citizenship needs. The program offers specialized courses in political philosophy, comparative politics, international politics, international relations, public policy, and political science research methodology. Significant focus is placed on the specialized courses in international relations, diplomacy, and security that are cross-listed in the Department of International Relations. Since PS overlaps with other disciplines, complementary historical and sociological courses are designed to enrich student’s knowledge in political science. For instance, elective sociological courses focus on studying the groups, social institutions, and social thematic areas like the family, education, workplace, religion, crime, deviance, diversity, inequality, socialization, globalization, and social change, which are interrelated with political and historical processes. Such interdisciplinary background fosters active citizenship and political participation, but it also prepares students for their future careers.
Popular jobs for PS graduates include the following: Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, Legal Assistant, Legal Secretary, Customer Service Representative, NGO Program Coordinator, Political Analyst, High School Teacher, Operations Manager, General Project Manager, Government Program Manager, Policy Analyst, Government Affairs Manager, Budget Analyst, Campaign Manager, Corporate Analyst, Corporate Public Affairs Advisor, Corporate Economist, Corporate Manager, Journal Editor, Foreign Service Officer, Intelligence Officer, International Agency Officer, Political Commentator, Public Affairs Analyst, Public Opinion Analyst, etc.