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What is political science, and what jobs are based on this?

I am in grade 12, just looking at some things going forward to University. I just so happened to hear about something called political science. What is this exactly and what jobs does this offer. Thanks a lot.

Asked By: Unknown - 10/19/2008
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It is the study of politics which has been formally defined in the discipline as "who gets what, when and how." (Harold Laswell's definition, if memory serves me right.) It is the study of "power" which comes in the following forms: formal (authority) as well as informal (influence). Now, it used to be that Government... More
Answered By: The Maiden w/ Wrought Iron Soul - 10/19/2008
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Political science is really studying politics, political techniques, political history, and how it effects society. My brother is a freshman at UC Davis who is majoring in it. You can get jobs in city government like city planner, councilman, mayor, etc. Or if you're lucky reach the level of state senate or even US... More
Answered By: Grayside - 10/19/2008
 
Political Science is a major in college that involves courses about the government, law, and of course politics. At my school the political science major allow people to also uphold a minor. Depending on what your minor is what job you can go into. I am assuming you can work at basic government officejobs with this... More
Answered By: Leelee36016 - 10/19/2008
 
It is the study of government political systems... More
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Answered By: ignatz - 10/19/2008
 
Generally Poly Sci grads end up not making enough to even pay their student loans. It seldom leads directly to a job. It is only really any good for a bachelor's degree to get you into MBA or law school.
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Answered By: chuckles951 - 10/19/2008
 
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