Why Political Science? | Department of Political Science | Kent State University

Why Political Science?

WHAT WE STUDY

  • How governments and agencies work -- U.S. and foreign, national, state and local levels
  • International political and economic systems and issues
  • Policies that impact our individual and collective lives
  • Political dynamics like social movements, uprisings, and economic shifts
  • Political events like war, revolution, elections and democratization
  • Problems like human ¬†trafficking, cartels, and economic crisis

 

WHY POLITICAL SCIENCE

  Students in our program develop professionally marketable skills including
  • oral and written communication
  • critical thinking and problem solving
  • research and data analysis
  • networking