|Associate Professors-Marilley, Postolache
The political science major offers programs of study that lead to careers in government on the city, state or federal level, or in the foreign service. It also opens career paths in local, national and international organizations, the legal profession, lobbying, secondary or university teaching and a wide variety of opportunities to continue your education in graduate school or law school.
The curriculum is structured so that the political science student acquires an understanding of political theory, comparative government, international relations, and political institutions and processes.
The major is designed to develop critical thinking and independent analysis through the study of theory and its practical application. The latter is encouraged through the availability of a wide variety of internships in state and local government agencies in Columbus. Internships are also available in Washington, D.C.
Economics and Political Science Learning Outcomes:
- Describe the major fields and theories within the respective disciplines (i.e., political science and economics), the origins of the disciplines, and the contribution of the disciplines in understanding society
- Reason logically about and critically evaluate issues in the respective disciplines. Identify key assumptions and understand their importance
- Correctly classify relationships according to theoretical models or concepts and clearly identify key parts of an argument.
- Use appropriate data (historical or current) to illustrate concepts
- Given policy objectives or other desired results, recommend actions
- Articulate the moral implications of choices and be reflective
- Communicate clearly to different audiences in writing, orally, and with technology