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University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Political Science


Political Science Department

Political Science touches on virtually every aspect of our life. It is concerned with understanding how people deal with power, recreate and challenge it, and how individuals, groups, and countries pursue their interests. Its focus is the study of how societies are governed as well as how political structures, processes, and beliefs influence human behaviors.

The Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston offers majors and minors in political science, international relations, and public policy. Our political science students study political institutions, policies, and problems while working closely with faculty members in seminars and internships to hone their writing and critical thinking skills and advance their understandings of different political cultures, perspectives, and countries.

Political science graduates succeed professionally in various areas. Many go into law and public service while others work in nonprofits and international organizations. Our alumni are also hired by the private sector and earn incomes similar to their peers who major in fields like business administration and economics.

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