"I seldom think of politics more than 18 hours a day. "
~ Lyndon Baines Johnson
What is Political Science?
Political Science is the study of governments and governing procedures. Students who are interested in pursing careers in law, politics, or as a civic leader benefit from the study of political science because they learn how governments are constituted and how better laws and governments can be developed in order to benefit the people of the world.
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What interests and skills do potential employers value in this career?
- Desire to render public service
- Competitive drive
- Willingness to take risks
- Desire for recognition and to influence others
Some careers that Political Science majors pursue are:
Director of Public Policy
Peace Corps Volunteer
Aside from majoring in political science, what else can I do that may enhance my qualifications?
Students in the Political Science major at William Paterson have numerous opportunities to enhance their academic experience. Students can contact the department about internships in museums, law offices, and government. Also, many students find that a study abroad experience enhances their curriculum because they are given the opportunity to experience different cultures and governments first hand. Students can join the Political Science Club which will enable them to meet others in their major with similar interests and career goals. The department also offers membership to Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honors Society, to students who meet certain GPA requirements. Students can contact the department for more information.
National Women's Political Caucus http://www.nwpc.org/
The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com
The Slate http://www.slate.com
Hill News http://www.hillnews.com
Other sources of information:
Please drop by the Career Development and Advisement Center to learn more about careers in political science. The career library carries career-specific books and counselors are available to answer any further questions you may have.
The Career Development and Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center
Student Center 301, 300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone 973.720.2281/2282 Fax 973.720.2074