Political Science and Legal Studies Degree Programs
Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues such as health care, the environment, civil rights, empowerment? Do you want to study these subjects and pursue a career based on your interest? If so, you should select Political Science or Public Administration as a major.
What classes will I take?
Political Science is the study of government, politics, public policy and the political behavior of individuals and groups. It uses both humanistic and scientific perspectives and skills to examine the United States and other countries of the world. Political Science majors acquire skills in communications, writing, and critical thinking that are crucial to a liberal arts education. This prepares students to think independently, with tolerance for others and concern for current affairs.
Because of its breadth and diversity, this program prepares you for a wide variety of career paths.
Political Science majors may pursue careers in private and public sector organizations, including careers in business, the law, state, local and federal government, journalism, international organizations and finance, political campaigns, interest groups and associations, and teaching.
Political Science education also provides valuable preparation for participating in community organizations, electoral politics, movements on behalf of specific policies, or even seeking elected or appointed positions in government.
Political Science Department
8700 N.W. River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152
POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY
Ronald F. Brecke, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Director of Legal Studies Program
James F. Pasley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Political Science Program Coordinator
Office of Admissions
or toll-free: 1-800-745-PARK (745-7275)
FAX: (816) 584-2126
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