The political process itself is frequently as compelling as the policies that result from it. Fisher’s political science program gives you access to the inner-workings of the nation and the world, with regard to governance and the law.
Majoring in political science at Fisher offers many benefits and opportunities, including:
- Close interaction with outstanding faculty
- Collaborative research projects
- Ability to design your own program within the major or minor
The political science program highlights Fisher’s multidisciplinary, liberal 艺术s focus. Electives highlight a connection to popular culture by showing how 政治 and government are represented in film, 艺术, 和音乐.<艺术icle>
Throughout the political science program, you will learn through discussion of texts and cases, 模拟, research reports, and internship experiences. Your studies begin with several specific courses that serve as an introduction to 政治 and political theory. In addition to required Core classes, political science electives make up the rest of the credit hours necessary to achieve your bachelor of 艺术s degree in this discipline.
Courses within the program are informally organized by subfields: political theory, American government, 法律研究, comparative 政治, and international relations. As a political science major, you are encouraged to choose electives within the subfield of your choosing, thereby tailoring the program to meet your interests and needs.
Within this program, you also are encouraged to pursue a second major. Fisher offers several programs in fields that are relevant to political science, such as international studies, 经济学, and 法律研究.
Life After Fisher
With a degree in political science, you will be prepared for careers in government, 政治, 教育, or business and industry. 校友 of the political science program have gone on to jobs in areas and for organizations such as:
- State and local public administration
- Foreign service
- Nonprofit agencies
- Research consulting agencies
The program also provides an excellent background for continuing your 教育. With a degree in political science from Fisher, you are well-equipped to pursue an advanced degree in either graduate school or law school.