Future students

Why study political science at Wayne State?

Political issues dominate our lives. Topics such as: how to protect the environment, how to provide universal health care, how to protect our borders from terrorist attacks, how to protect our civil liberties and how to educate our children demand our attention.

Understanding these issues is especially important in the 21st century. Participating in the decision-making process or in the discussion itself requires the broad-based liberal arts background and the solid grounding in basic analytic and technical skills that a degree in political science provides.

A degree in political science is useful to those planning on a career in law, government, politics, education, media, business, healthcare administration, information technology and nonprofit administration. Political science students graduate with versatile analytic and technical skills that prepare them for careers in many fields.

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