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Political Science Links

Political science is a social science discipline that is concerned with the study of the state, government, and politics. It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics, and the analysis of political systems and political behavior. Political science is related to other fields, including anthropology, public policy, national politics, economics, international relations, comparative politics, psychology, sociology, history, law, and political theory.

Political Science professor giving a lecture

Political Science is a diverse area of study and provides a wide range of job opportunities, including government jobs, political positions, and corporate level jobs. Some of the fields that graduate students can pursue include comparative politics, international relations, political philosophy, public administration, and public law.

The job market in the area of political science is growing and job opportunities are prevalent. This page will provide students with a collection of links to help them understand political science and the organizations that are important to the field of study.



American Political Science Association (APSA)

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)

United Nations

First Gov (U.S. Government's web portal)