Why Political Science?
You might ask the same question about getting a Political Science degree: What can I do now? Students major in Political Science for many reasons. Some go on to work in government, law enforcement, journalism, teaching, others use training in management to work in non-governmental and non-profit organizations in the public or private sectors. Graduates manage campaigns, run for office, or manage an office. Some go on to professional schools: law, public administration, public policy or business. Others pursue masters or doctorates in political science. In other words, Politics is an interesting and dynamic field of study that opens up many doors and prepares students for viable careers both in and out of politics and government. You learn skills that apply in many settings. You pursue your interests. The movie character’s question breaks the election into two parts: running and serving. Serving is what we do after graduation. But learning about politics-our version of running for office-is rewarding and challenging in itself. Learn about representation and legislating in the classroom and then work in an office of a state or national legislator as an intern. Spend a semester in a semester long election simulation and then work in a campaign. We offer classes, internships, a semester in Washington, independent projects of your design, and many more ways for you to think and engage in politics.
Spotlight on Political Science
Political Science major
"As a transfer student to FSU, I was scared of my new surroundings not knowing where I would fit in. That all quickly changed when I became involved in the school community. Throughout my four years at FSU I have helped establish a club, I am the treasurer for another, and I am an athlete playing field hockey. However, none of this could have happened if my amazing political science professors had not given me the support and encouragement to step out of my comfort zone."
Political Science major
"I shared my goal of running for School Committee in my hometown with my political science professor, Mr. Legee. He and others encouraged me and provided consistent support and guidance. Having been elected to public office while a student at the University, it made me thankful for all of the people who helped me along the way. I now apply my teachings in everyday life and on the School Committee, where I continue to work with others to advance student achievement. I challenge all other rams to 'live to the truth' by realizing your maximum potential and exploring your true passions."
Associate Professor of Political Science
"When I visited Framingham State I was excited to find a community that is dedicated to bringing out the best in each of its members – students, faculty and staff. FSU is a very special place and I’m pleased to be a part of it.”