Department Campus Address:
Department of Political Science
University of Cincinnati
Crosley Tower, room 1110
Mail Location - 0375
Office: (513) 556-3300
Political Science is the Study of politics and government, both in the United States and around the world. Political science majors develop strong research and analytical skills while exploring topics such as the philosophies on which governments have been founded, the ways in which citizens affect and are affected by their governments and relationships within the international community.
Political science majors typically possess (or are willing to develop) the strong analytical skills necessary for interpreting and evaluating arguments. Most like to read and succeed when asked to work independently. Political science students also enjoy vigorous in-class discussion and like to apply their learning to real-world problems as well as to theoretical concerns. Consequently, political science majors enjoy researching and debating different points of view on wide-ranging issues involving politics and public affairs.
Graduates with a B.A. in Political Science are prepared for many different career options, including:
Many Political Science majors use their degree as preparation for law school or graduate degrees in political science, public policy, business, and other fields related to the careers listed above.