Study the systems of government that shape people’s lives.
Debate the uses—and misuses—of power. Gain an understanding of how government policies are made and implemented. As a political science major, become fluent in political issues and movements and examine political theory, history, and context. You'll graduate prepared for meaningful careers in business, law, education, journalism, government, communications, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
Our smaller class sizes mean that your viewpoint will be heard as you share your ideas and build on existing theory. And, with our reimagined general education curriculum, you’ll take courses from across different disciplines, connect your learning to the world around you, and graduate ready to work on the most pressing social issues of our time.
Immerse yourself in the professional world of policy making, government processes, and community organizing during two internships in the Greater Boston area. You'll gain hands on experience and make the connections that will launch your career as you intern in places like the Massachusetts State House, National Organization for Women, UN Association of Greater Boston, Lahey Health, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Office, and many more.
Construct compelling arguments about the causes of, and solutions to, political problems. Approach research from both a behavioral and a scientific perspective. And analyze governance at the local, national, and global levels and assess its impact on the public. You'll hone your ability to write and speak with precision and refine your critical-thinking skills in discussions with faculty and classmates.
You’ll emerge from our Political Science program with expertise in governmental structures and processes, methods for evaluating policy, strategies for exercising power, and conceptual tools for analyzing political events and outcomes.