- In Memoriam: Herbert Hirsch, Ph.D.
- On the POLI Horizon: New events for Spring 2019
- Douglas Kimemia, Ph.D., named VCU Globe Faculty Fellow, Black History in the Making Award Recipient
- Faculty Spotlight: Judy Twigg Explains the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Russia
- Where in the world?: POLI faculty trot the globe
- Paarlberg monitors the presidential election in El Salvador
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.