Political science examines human cooperation and conflict both in domestic affairs and international affairs. At Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, we look at Political Science through a diverse range of topics.
In our Political Science department, located in the university’s College of Liberal Arts, we study power, political processes, government, public policies, violence, political philosophy, institutions and political behavior.
All these areas give you, the student, the in-depth knowledge needed for your future career.
Why Study Political Science at Marshall?
Political science is a fascinating and dynamic field of study that provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to understand and analyze the world of politics and government. Whether you are interested in exploring the inner workings of government, analyzing the latest political trends, or simply want to learn more about the key issues and challenges facing our world today, studying political science can provide you with a wealth of opportunities to grow, learn, and engage with the world around you.
There are many reasons why studying political science can be an enriching and rewarding experience. For starters, political science provides students with a broad understanding of the key concepts, theories, and methods used to study politics and government. Whether you are interested in the structure and function of government, the behavior of political actors, or the processes that shape political decision-making, studying political science can provide you with the tools and skills you need to analyze and evaluate political phenomena.
In addition to providing a solid foundation in the core concepts and theories of political science, studying this field can also help to develop a range of valuable skills and abilities. From critical thinking and analytical skills, to effective communication and problem-solving, studying political science can help students to develop the skills and competencies they need to succeed in a wide range of careers and fields.
Furthermore, studying political science can also provide students with a deep understanding of the political and social issues facing the world today. Whether you are interested in global politics, domestic policy, or the intersection of politics and other fields such as economics, sociology, or international relations, studying political science can provide you with the knowledge and insights you need to engage with the key issues of our time.
In short, studying political science can be a rewarding and enriching experience for anyone interested in the world of politics and government. Whether you are looking to launch a career in the public sector, engage with the latest political trends, or simply learn more about the world around you, studying political science can provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities you need to succeed.
This is what you will study in Political Science at Marshall University. Our Political Science program helps students understand the way ideas, interests and institutions all intersect to influence our daily lives. Then, the program gives students the tools to navigate within this system to be successful, whether one is employed in the public or private sector.
As a Political Science major at Marshall University, you can take courses and concentrate in the following areas:
- American National, State and Local Politics
- International Relations and Comparative Politics
- Public Administration and Public Policy
- Constitutional Democracy
- Political Theory
We focus on developing strong analytical reasoning skills, quantitative and qualitative methodological literacy, and fluid writing, which you can apply in a variety of careers.
Listen to one of our recent graduates talk about her experience at Marshall.