Political science, it has been said, is the study of the use and the abuse of power.
It deals with political institutions, and the principles and conduct of government.
Pre-law students have traditionally studied political science in preparation for
their legal studies, and while this still holds true today, the field has become
a background for many careers. Those who are interested in the social services,
public administration, the state department or any public service agency can all
benefit from an understanding of government and its function.
Political science is also an excellent stepping stone for those interested in political
careers -- either their own or someone else's.
Some in this field choose to teach, and others join public relations firms to research
public voting tends. Still others combine political science with languages and business
for international business careers.