Political Science

Our political science program is excellent preparation for a variety of careers including:

  • Federal, state, and local government
  • Academia
  • Legal profession
  • Political campaigns
  • Education
  • Urban planning
  • Public opinion research
  • Law enforcement
  • Interest groups
  • Intergovernmental organizations
  • Nongovernmental organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Business

Political science is an especially valuable major for those planning on attending either law school or graduate school.

You will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty members of your choice while completing a program of study that is designed for you. Whether it's enjoying an ice cream social on the front porch of your professor’s house or working hand-in-hand with them on a research project, your time in our Department of Political Science will be full of the kind of personal attention every college student deserves.

Political science is the study of political values, institutions, processes, and policies. We provide you with the background which allows you to understand these complex and interrelated phenomena, but we also provide you with the opportunity to choose a path that is particular to your interests. The political science curriculum is divided into four principle areas: U.S. national, state, and local politics; legal studies; international relations; and comparative politics. You may choose to take courses from two, three, or even all four of these areas, which allows you to receive a broad, general education in political science, or a more focused one. Whichever approach you take, you will end your senior year with a capstone course in which you will work closely with a professor to produce an original research project. Thus, the political science major here at Lyco is what you make it.