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As a political science major, you will take courses that will improve the research, writing, and reading skills that are crucial for success in all professional careers. Studying political science enables you to delve into the political relationships that can unlock your understanding of local, national, and global problems. You will also grasp and engage with politics and power at all levels so that you can become a critical thinker and an active citizen.
A political science degree will develop the critical thinking and writing skills necessary for graduate school or a variety of careers. An undergraduate degree in political science prepares you for a career in consulting, lobbying, finance, law, civil service and government, policy analysis, marketing research, journalism and communications, education, community service and organizing, and nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations.
The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023-2024 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.
This is a writing intensive program.
Students will be able to:
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One point that can never be repeated enough is the importance of working with your professors and instructors. Even though there is plenty of good information to be found online, in each class you will learn from an expert in the field, who can answer your questions or direct you to the best resources available. The value of faculty cannot be overstated. Good connections with your instructors may be a deciding factor in landing your dream job.
Paisley Currah is a Professor of Political Science and Women’s & Gender Studies at Broo...
Anna Law holds the Herbert Kurz Chair in Constitutional Rights. Her publications appear in both s...
Immanuel Ness research and published scholarly work focuses on political economy of comparative l...
Celina Su’s research interests lie in non-electoral political participation, participatory ...
Jeanne Theoharis is the author or co-author of eleven books and numerous articles on the civil ri...
Mark Ungar is professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, and of ...
Caroline Arnold’s research focuses on the dynamics of industrialization and globalization i...
On the faculty since 2003, Janet Elise Johnson teaches courses on Russian and other postcommunist...
Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the political science B.A. program access to career opportunities at a wide variety of employers, including:
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