Introduction to the Political Science Program at Shaw University
The Political Science Program at Shaw University provides students with the basic building blocks for satisfying a career in public service or education. Students develop critical thinking skills in logic, writing, and analysis. Many of the courses in this program emphasize research-based writing projects; majors learn to compare and contrast complex political issues/events within the context of the diverse political systems around the world. There are many career opportunities in both public and private sector organizations, including: positions within the federal, state, and local government; international, national, and community organizations; political campaigns and lobbyists; and business and law.
What is Political Science?
Political Science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior. Political science subfields include: political theory, political philosophy, political ideology, political economy, policy studies and analysis, comparative politics, international relations, and a host of related fields. Political scientists use both humanistic and scientific perspectives and tools and a variety of methodological approaches to examine the process, systems, and political dynamics of all countries and regions of the world.