Political science is the study of government and politics and involves analyzing how different forms of government operate. You'll learn theories behind different governments, reasons for governmental change, and failure to apply those theories to current political problems, as well as examine the human element of politics. You'll gain insight into how government works in Indiana, the United States, and all over the world. In this major, you'll become a critical observer, informed, an active participant, and prepared for a variety of careers.
Skills and abilities this major develops include: problem solving, public speaking, communication, research, and an understanding of politics (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2019).