Studying political science does much more than fill your head with facts that prepare you for greatness on Jeopardy (though some extra bucks would come in handy to pay back those student loans). It provides training in a variety of skills valued by employers and graduate school admissions counselors. As stated by the American Political Science Association:
As a political science major, you will hone the writing, communication, analytical, and data skills that are fundamental to a liberal arts education. This kind of education will prepare you to think critically and independently, help you appreciate differing points of view, and broaden your knowledge of current affairs. Today, students can reasonably expect to change jobs more than once and even have more than one career. An undergraduate education in the liberal arts is excellent preparation for flexibility in employment.
What do William Howard Taft, Gerald Ford, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush have in common (besides being past U.S. presidents)? All of them were Bulldogs at one time or another. (Rumor has it that Bush Sr. has such fond memories that he kept his old Yale baseball glove in an Oval Office desk drawer during his four years in the White House.)
Today, political science places second only to economics as the most popular major among undergraduates. And if you have a desire to pursue studies that cross departmental boundaries, Yale supports your efforts. Past interdisciplinary concentrations have included urban studies, health politics and policy, political economy, political psychology, and global affairs.
Southern Connecticut State University offers 2 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 27 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 27 Bachelor's degrees.
Albertus Magnus College offers 1 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 2 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 2 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Yale University New Haven, CT||11 : 1||13,609|
|Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT||23 : 1||9,817|
|Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT||23 : 1||9,708|
|Albertus Magnus College New Haven, CT||27 : 1||1,419|
|Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT||64 : 1||6,055|
|Gateway Community College New Haven, CT||67 : 1||6,864|