The Department of Political Science offers a wide range of courses that students have found useful in preparation for careers in law, government service, and public affairs. The department curriculum is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of politics and government in the United States, foreign countries, and the international system.
A degree in political science provides a solid foundation for careers in law, government service and national security, among others. Courses are equally valuable for career-oriented majors and for students interested in developing a well-rounded liberal arts background.
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Potential Career Paths
Students are prepared to work in law or public policy as well as many other political science related disciplines. Employment opportunities exist for political science majors in a wide variety of areas including government, business, law, politics, social service and education.
Eligible students should plan to take Introduction to Political Science before applying to Rutgers. Applicants must apply and be accepted to Rutgers-Camden.