What is Political Science?
Political science concerns itself with social issues within the United States, formation of policies to solve local, state, and national problems, the role of the United States in international organizations, and the place of the United States in global politics. Two of its main concerns are how to preserve democracy within our own country and to study other countries to learn how they make political decisions which affect the quality of life within their borders.
The role of the political scientist is to study the operations, behavior, and motivations of the leaders and populations of the vast array of institutions which comprise our government. The constant expansion of governmental functions offers unlimited career opportunities for the student interested in this field of learning.