- For billions, clean water is scarce. For one week, it was for these VCU students too.
- Student editors publish Volume 3 of The Ramerican Political Science Review
- Faculty spotlight: Chris Saladino researches the local "craft" economy
- Where in the world?: POLI faculty trot the globe
- Student spotlight: Maryum Elnasseh
- Keena says N.C. gerrymandering ruling could impact upcoming House elections
Political science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior. Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues such as health, the environment, civil rights? Theories concerning the ideal government and how power and resources are allocated in society? Do you want to study these subjects and pursue a career based on your interests? If so, you should consider studying political science.
Political science students gain a versatile set of skills that can be applied in a wide range of exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; precollegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and college teaching.