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  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook

Political Science


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Political scientists learn to think critically and analytically and to apply a broad understanding of the nature of politics to the important questions of our time. A major in Political Science prepares students for careers in government, politics, law, and a wide range of other professional and managerial positions. It also provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in graduate or professional school, as well as enhancing their capabilities as citizens.

The Department of Political Science offers five areas of concentration: American Politics, Public Administration, Law, International Studies, and Political Studies. The internship program, a key element in the department’s offerings, features placements of 3-6 credits locally, in Boston, and in other locations across the state, and placements of 9-12 credits in Washington, D.C. The department hosts three active clubs: the Political Science Club, the Law Club, and the International Relations Club which participates in three model United Nations competitions each Spring. The department also sponsors a local chapter of the national honor society in Political Science, Pi Sigma Alpha.

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