POLITICAL SCIENCE

General Information:
Political science is a social science discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. It is academic, theoretical and research oriented.
Fields and subfields of political science include political theory and philosophy, civics and comparative politics, national systems, cross-national political analysis, political development, international relations, foreign policy, international law and politics, public administration, administrative behavior, public law, judicial behavior, and politics and public policy.
Students majoring in political science will have the choice to follow a variety of tracks: American Politics/Public Law, Global Politics, Public Administration, and Pre-Law.


Career Possibilities:
Politician
Analyst
Banker
Campaign Staffer
Congressional Researcher
Diplomat
Director of Public Policy
FBI/CIA Agent
Foreign Service Officer
Government Worker
Historic Preservationist
International Organization Official
Judge
Law Enforcement Officer
Lawyer
Legislative Assistant
Lobbyist
Media Analyst
Military Officer
Paralegal
Peace Corps Volunteer
Political Consultant
Political Scientist
Probation Officer
Reporter
Researcher
Sales Manager
Social Worker
Special Interest Group Director
Teacher / Professor
Urban/Regional Planner
Writer / Editor

Applicable UCCS Graduate Programs:

M.A. Communication
M.A. History
M.A. Public Affairs
M.A. Sociology


Statistics:

Statistics for politicians:

Median wages (2003)

$39.27 hourly, $81,670 annual

Employment (2002)

6,000 employees

Projected need (2002-2012)

2,000 additional employees

Statistics for paralegals and legal assistants:

Median wages (2003)

$18.48 hourly, $38,440 annual

Employment (2002)

200,000 employees

Projected need (2002-2012)

73,000 additional employees

 

UCCS Clubs:
College Democrats
College Republicans
Model United Nations
New Voters Project
Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law)
Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)
Students for Social Justice
Society of Success and Leadership

 

For More Information

www.apsanet.org
www.state.gov
www.rileyguide.com/public