Why Should I Choose Political Science?

Aristotle provided us with many great insights through his writing and teaching; two of the most significant are that humans are political animals and that "politics is the master science." Our Political Science degree program will give you a strong foundation to stand on if you plan to pursue a political, legal, or become involved in the government.

What Will I Learn Through Political Science?

By undertaking the study of political science, you'll learn the fundamentals of human behavior and how we work together to govern. Our Political Science degree program will teach you about the interaction of people, institutions, governments, and states. It will teach you to become a true citizen of the country or the world by exploring how elected officials achieve office, how laws are made, how and why states and other agents in the international system interact with each other, how and why wars happen, how we can facilitate international cooperation, and why governments are necessary.

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What Can I Do With A Political Science Degree?

Students who complete the Elmira College Political Science degree program, whether as majors or minors, often go on to study law or to further their study of politics in graduate school.

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If you’re pursuing another field of study but are interested in Political Science, try a minor in Political Science. It pairs well with many other majors.

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