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Why Study Political Science: Political Science encompasses multiple perspectives and uses a mixture of methods to analyze data and explain political systems, institutions, and behaviors.
A Student’s Perspective:
“I learned a lot about American politics and the science of politics in general at GPC. The political science faculty did a great job equipping me with the tools to advance my academic interests. I feel fully prepared as I move on to study political economics at a four-year university. GPC has my ‘vote’!”
Maxwell Smith, GPC student, 2010
There is a diversity of career options available to political science majors. Students can prepare for work in the field of government affairs or international trade; study to be a campaign manager, political strategist or policy analyst; prepare for a career in education; or move on to law school and practice law in the private or public sector.
The median annual income varies according to academic degree and specialty. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2009 median income range was $104,090. For more information about careers in political science, visit the American Political Science Association website. For potential salaries and wage information, visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
Political Science encompasses multiple perspectives and uses a mixture of methods to analyze data and explain political systems, institutions, and behaviors. For more information about the required courses in Political Science at GPC, view the Political Science Advisement Form or our online catalog.