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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.

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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


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.