- Sep. 9 lecture: "Gangsters of Capitalism"
- Prof. Judyth Twigg speaks to VCU News about the Russian invasion of Ukraine
- POLI professor John Aughenbaugh speaks with VCU News about the impact of the Supreme Court Justice Breyer's retirement
- News: Hezha Barzani, a POLI senior, has a unique perspective on the Afghanistan withdrawal
- News: POLI alum Deonte Young selected for VCU Alumni 10 Under 10 award
- News: A mysterious illness couldn’t derail Savannah-Zhané Jolley’s journey to a VCU degree
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.