What is political science?
Political science is the study of governments, public policies, political processes and systems, and political behavior. It includes a number of related sub-fields, including:
- Political theory
- Political philosophy
- Political ideology
- Political economy
- Policy studies and analysis
- Comparative politics
- International relations
Why study political science?
Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues such as health, the environment, civil rights? If so, then a degree in political science may be for you. As a political science major, you’ll examine the processes, systems and dynamics of countries and regions all across the world.
Political science students gain a versatile set of skills that can be applied in a wide range of exciting careers in federal, state and local governments, law, business, international organizations, nonprofit associations and organizations and more.
Auburn University offers both a major and a minor in Political Science. The department has over 500 majors and 19 full-time faculty members and several part-time, visiting and adjunct faculty from the Auburn community.
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