Political Science Major Student

Political Science Major

Our Political Science deals with the perennial questions, Who Governs? and To What Ends? Political scientists study the formal and informal political processes that shape public policy. Political Science combines both humanistic and scientific perspectives in order to understand the political behavior of individuals, groups and nations. Our Political Science major provides you with a basis for informed participation in community politics, electoral politics and advocacy, as well as a solid foundation for a variety of careers in both the public and private sectors, domestically and internationally.

Careers in Political Science

Career opportunities lie in various fields including:

  • Advocacy
  • Government at all levels
  • Teaching
  • Business
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Policy Studies
  • Publishing
  • Urban Affairs
  • City Management and Planning
  • The Media
  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Law Enforcement
  • Writing
  • Foreign Service
  • Journalism

Professionalism is...


"Professionalism means holding yourself to a higher standard while at the same time helping others around you to do the same."

Lindsey Murtha,

Learn more about all things professional at York College.