“Education that makes a difference”

“SMSU offers an education that makes a difference. The contact that students have with their professors offers immeasurable benefits that one would not achieve at a large, lost in the crowd, university.   SMSU is small, personal, and interested in the success of our graduates.”

                                                             - Professor Douglas Simon
 

The study of Political Science provides students with opportunities to investigate political phenomena ranging from the behavior of the individual citizen to relations among states in the international arena. The program seeks to develop an awareness of the moral and ethical implications of political action as well as an understanding of political institutions and processes from an empirical perspective.

A Political Science degree provides an excellent foundation for careers in such fields as local, state, and federal government, the foreign service, law, journalism, business, education, law enforcement, nonprofit agencies, lobbying, campaign management, and corporate public affairs. In addition, the major in Public Administration is designed to enable graduates to provide creative solutions to the unique challenges facing city, county, and regional governments in Greater Minnesota and in neighboring states.

 

Political Science OpportunitiesPolitical Science Prof

 

 

Possible Career Titles:
  • Campaign Manager
  • City Manager
  • Government Intelligence Analyst
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Politician
  • More...

Career Information for Political Science Graduates

 

 

Political Science In the News:

 Possible Employers:
  • Banks and Chambers of Commerce
  • Government Agencies
  • Historical Societies
  • Political Party Headquarters
  • Senators/Representatives
  • More...

 

 

 

 

 

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