As a political science student at Central Michigan University, you will learn about the operation of government and the relationship of people to the political system. You will study political processes, including how governments are structured, how they make decisions, and how they manage societal conflicts. You also will learn to analyze information to guide research or policy decisions.
Earning a degree in political science does not necessarily mean that you want to be a politician. In fact, your political science background can lead to a variety of employment opportunities in governmental administration, political office, education, law, and business or international relations.
As you explore your educational options, consider these key features distinguishing the CMU Political Science Program:
- Classes taught by distinguished faculty members who are actively involved in political parties, campaigns, elections, interest group politics, and cutting-edge research;
- Exposure to a variety of methods of examining information, from textual analysis to the use of statistical software to analyze data;
- The Robert and Marjorie Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government, which enhances your political science education with special policy seminars, public policy issue forums, and more;
- Internship opportunities with local, state, or national governments and nongovernmental agencies;
- Professional enrichment activities through Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honors society;
- International study opportunities;