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According to American Political Science Association, Political Science defined as the study of governments, public policies and political behavior both in the United States and in the world.

Study of Political Science at Lincoln University

  • The mission of the Political Science program is to prepare students for careers and advanced training in politics, law, public administration, and related fields
  • Provide broad training across Political Science subfields so as to give the student enough perspective to choose from.
  • And arm the students with adequate "tools" to succeed in graduate as well as professional schools.
  • Prepare the student to be competent in analyzing political phenomena.
  • Prepare the student to conduct empirical research.
  • Define knowledge of American domestic political institutions, such as: the U.S. Presidency, the U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Judiciary, as well as their constitutional foundations.
  • Analyze and evaluate classical and modern political theories.
  • Compare and contrast presidential and parliamentary systems of government.
  • Conduct in-depth country studies in all areas of the world.
  • Differentiate between the principles of realism and idealism in relation to international decision-making.
  • Apply quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques in producing an empirical research project theory

Please see the University Catalog for more information and program requirements.

For more information contact the History, Political Science & Philosophy Department.

What is Political Science?

Political science, occasionally called "Politology", is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts, associated constitutions and political behavior.

Political Science

 

  • Lobbyist
  • Lawyer
  • Diplomat or foreign service officer
  • Political scientist
  • Professor
  • Business executive
  • Political consultant
  • Government official
  • Policy analyst
  • Legislative assistant
  • Communications/public relations professional
  • Public opinion researcher or pollster

Political Science Career

 

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