Political Science

Why Political Science?

  • Dr. Giuliano Espino and Blake Carlson at Northeastern Political Science Association Conference

    Dr. Giuliano Espino and Blake Carlson presenting their paper, "The Roots of Hysteria: Using Drug Policy Data to Assess the Veracity of Media Panics." at the 2022 annual conference of the Northeastern Political Science Association in Boston, MA.

  • Harvard Model UN participants pose at the conference

    Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) 2019 February 14-17

  • 2018 Moot Court Team

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. Learn about representation, public policy 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, Moot Court, Model United Nations and many more ways for you to think and engage in society. You pursue your interests!

Spotlight on Political Science