Political Science is the study of government and political thought, and how the formal and informal institutions of power shape our lives. Political science is the key to understanding how American democracy functions, as well as how power is contested in other societies and in the global arena. Not coincidentally, a very high percentage of current and past national leaders in the United States majored in political science, including most members of the U.S. Supreme Court as well as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and countless members of presidential cabinets including Secretaries of State John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Condoleeza Rice.
Roosevelt University is ideally located for studying political science. Located in downtown Chicago, Roosevelt students study politics in one of the country’s most dynamic metropolitan areas. Government is the area’s largest employer and the city is home to a large number of foreign consulates, political offices, and social action groups. Students with an undergraduate background in political science may find employment in government, diplomacy, advocacy organizations, nonprofit organizations, education, journalism, and business. Political Science is also an excellent major for those considering law school or graduate study in public administration or urban planning.