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.
University of California-Davis offers 3 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 230 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 220 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.
California State University-Sacramento offers 3 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 210 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 160 Bachelor's degrees, 44 Certificates, and 6 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of California-Davis Davis, CA||22 : 1||38,634|
|California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA||39 : 1||31,992|
|American River College Sacramento, CA||78 : 1||31,265|
|Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA||65 : 1||20,829|
|Sierra College Rocklin, CA||73 : 1||18,226|
|William Jessup University Rocklin, CA||36 : 1||1,743|
|Folsom Lake College Folsom, CA||69 : 1||8,945|