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. 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
Political Science alumna
"My experience in majoring in political science at Framingham State opened the doors of possibility for post grad life. The political science department gave me a platform as a young adult to get engaged not only in my education but in learning more about local and global affairs. From constitutional law classes to my experience competing in Moot Court; FSU political science department fueled my interest in the law and political forum. The smaller class sizes allowed me to develop a relationship with my peers and most importantly, with my professors. When it came time to applying to law school, it was extremely reassuring that the Letters of Recommendation that would be written for me would be personalized and specific.
After graduating in 2017, I became more serious about my next step in my education. I have been accepted with a full ride to New England School of Law and plan to begin my next step in my education journey in September of 2019."
Political Science major
"A regular misconception of mine was that politics was a tangled web before I joined the Political Science Department. I enjoy spending time discussing the political issues of the day and hearing the responses of the class. The faculty, Dr. McCarthy-Latimer, Dr. Smailes, and Dr. Coelho are extremely helpful and involved with their students. I am excited about going abroad next semester and talking with it about my advisor made the procedure less scarey. The courses I have taken in political science have challenged me as a student. I was never afraid to express my opinion in class on many political and social issues. I know that I am growing as a person in political science and my attitude toward the changing world."
Political Science major
"When I arrived at FSU, I was very passionate about politics, but I wasn't sure if it was the right path for me. After discussing my interest in the subject with Dr. McCarthy-Latimer, I decided that it was the right major for me. Since then, my passion for the subject has grown tenfold. In Fall 2018, I was fortunate enough to represent FSU at the National Moot Court Tournament. Moot Court was a great preparation for law school and an invaluable experience that I will not forget. Joining the Department of Political Science has proven to be one of the best academic decisions I've made, and has allowed me to pursue my dreams in a career in law.”