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You’re addicted to politics. You’re fascinated by how people, power and policy shape the world around us and impact our everyday lives. You care about improving your community, solving societal problems and inequities, and influencing government and public policy. As a student in the Political Science program, you’ll gain valuable insight, experience and analytical skills by studying one of civilization’s most powerful and influential forces.

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Your program

By studying Political Science at CSUCI, you’ll gain an understanding of government, public policy and political behavior that you can apply to a variety of careers and in daily life. Because Political Science is tied to many disciplines, you’ll get broad exposure to areas such as economics, history, communication, foreign languages, sociology, statistics and quantitative analysis, as well as opportunities for international study, civic engagement and service learning.

Your future

Our graduates enter into career paths in fields ranging from politics, law and business to advocacy, education and journalism. The Political Science major also prepares students for graduate and professional study in the field of political science as well as international relations, law, and public administration.

Top careers include:

  • Attorney
  • Congressional office/committee staffer, coordinator, director or aide
  • Federal agent/law enforcement officer
  • Government analyst
  • Journalist
  • Activist/Lobbyist
  • Policy or political analyst
  • Public information officer
  • Pollster/public opinion analyst
  • Teacher

Your future income

Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more about the outlook for your future career.

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