Political science deals with how we reach the collective decisions that shape our common fate. Political scientists study topics such as the exercise of power and influence; sources and resolution of conflicts; the relationship of politics to the economy, culture, and other aspects of society; the adoption and implementation of public policies; and the development of political systems. These topics are studied at all levels, from local communities to the global community. The scope of the discipline is suggested by the four main subfields that make up the undergraduate curriculum: US politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory.
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.