Political science is the study of governments and other political actors, including their origins and foundations, interactions with groups and individuals, and interactions with nations. Political scientists study power, authority, conflict, economic relationships, culture, laws, policy, values, ethics, justice, equality, rights, legitimacy, and representation, to list only a few. Modes of inquiry are highly interdisciplinary.
Political Science majors should consider taking the US History survey and other history classes. Other classes in the Social Science Division such as Criminal Justice or Sociology are recommended as well. Always review the program requirements of receiving institutions.