Political Science student in Washington, DC

Political Science (B.S.)

At the core of Endicott's Political Science program is the recognition that an increasingly interconnected world demands complex understanding, intercultural communication, and diplomacy as individuals, communities, and nations work together for common goals.

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At the core of Endicott's Political Science program is the recognition that an increasingly interconnected world demands complex understanding, intercultural communication, and diplomacy as individuals, communities, and nations work together for common goals. Through the major, students examine the theory and practice of political governance to analyze not only policies and initiatives but also the ideologies that underwrite them. Along with a firm grasp of classic and contemporary political theory, a practical understanding of the workings of local and federal governments, and an appreciation of the unique position of the United States in the world system, Political Science majors gain the knowledge and skills to make a positive, well-informed impact on their world.

Students engage in political activity through coursework, club activities, community projects, and through professional opportunities in government offices and agencies, NGOs, law, media, and consulting firms. Working closely with world-class faculty and experiencing politics in action gives Endicott's Political Science majors an incredible advantage, whether they pursue a career in public service, law or graduate school, business or any of a multitude of related aspirations.

Internships

Law offices
District Attorney's offices
Offices of Senators and Representatives
Massachusetts State House
Washington Internship Institute
FBI
Human Rights Commission
Consulate of Mexico in Boston
American Anti-Slavery Group
Sustainable Development Commission
Irish Immigration Center

Careers

Government/Law
Financial Consulting
Journalism
Political Commentary
Activism and Advocacy
Foreign Service
Urban Planning
Immigration Services
Labor Relations
Lobbying
Public Policy
Campaign Management

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate political awareness, literacy, and promote informed civic engagement among students and the Endicott community.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the theory, structure and practice of American and international politics.
  3. Examine, from a multidisciplinary perspective, the interaction between the political system and other social institutions and systems, such as economy, culture and history.
  4. Apply analytical and methodological skills necessary for critically assessing and conducting qualitative and quantitative emperical studies in the fields.
  5. Integrate theory and practice in a way that is relevant to the graduates academic and career interests through a senior thesis experience.
  6. Apply learning through fieldwork and internship experiences.
  7. Prepare for graduate study in a range of disciplines as well as professional positions in a variety of fields.
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