Political science is the study of government and politics and involves analyzing how different forms of government operate. You will learn theories behind different governments, reasons for governmental change and failure to apply those theories to current political problems, and examine the human element of politics. You will gain insight into how government works in Indiana, the United States, and all over the world. In this major, you will become a critical observer, informed, an active participant, and be 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, 2017).