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Political Science

Are you interested in law, government service, city management, journalism, business or international affairs? These are just a few of the types of work that are possible with an educational background in political science. Political science is the study of politics and government and examines ways and means by which societies identify and solve problems.

Students learn about the exercise of power in decision-making processes and its effect on societal resources. They determine and evaluate political values and beliefs.

Political science majors acquire skills in writing, communications, and analysis that are critical to a liberal arts education. A liberal arts education prepares students to think independently, with tolerance for others and concern for current affairs. An undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences is excellent preparation for flexibility in employment.

What can someone do with a political science degree?

Political science is a very versatile discipline. In broad terms, a political science major can pursue careers in:

Federal government and politics, state and local government and politics, international organizations, interest groups and community organizations, law, journalism and communications, business and finance, research, and teaching.

Examples of more specific careers include:

Consumer advocate, policy analyst, journalist, city manager, campaign worker, foreign service worker, diplomat, financial planner, political consultant, public relations director, lawyer, urban policy planner, human rights advocate, business administrator and politician.

Contact

Faculty

Name Office Phone Email Address
Cameron, Kevin SS-124 909-652-6264 kevin.cameron@chaffey.edu
Carter, Monica CAA-354 909-652-6251 monica.carter@chaffey.edu
Tang, Pak CAA-330 909-652-6280 pak.tang@chaffey.edu

  

Political Science Links

Newspapers

News magazines

TV/Cable

Alternative Political News

Our Government

Cities (of the Chaffey Community College District:)

Political Parties

(The five largest parties by voter turnout)