Why Political Science?
You might ask the same question about getting a Political Science degree: What can I do now? Students major in Political Science for many reasons. Some go on to work in government, law enforcement, journalism, teaching, others use training in management to work in non-governmental and non-profit organizations in the public or private sectors. Graduates manage campaigns, run for office, or manage an office. Some go on to professional schools: law, public administration, public policy or business. Others pursue masters or doctorates in political science. In other words, Politics is an interesting and dynamic field of study that opens up many doors and prepares students for viable careers both in and out of politics and government. You learn skills that apply in many settings. Learn about representation, public policy and legislating in the classroom and then work in an office of a state or national legislator as an intern. Spend a semester in a semester long election simulation and then work in a campaign. We offer classes, internships, a semester in Washington, independent projects of your design, Moot Court, Model United Nations and many more ways for you to think and engage in society. You pursue your interests!
Spotlight on Political Science
Political Science major
"For those looking to challenge themselves and push their intellectual limits, while simultaneously building a foundation for personal success in the future, I highly recommend majoring in political science at Framingham State University. Alongside my time spent in the military, my experience here at FSU as a political science major have been two most important periods in my life in terms of professional and personal growth. The faculty are truly professionals, delivering thought-provoking lectures and actively encouraging student participation to help students grow as academics. The experience, leadership, and encouragement of FSU's political science department and its faculty were crucial in my acceptance to Northeastern University, where I will be pursuing a master's degree in Public Administration."
Global Studies major
"In our rapidly changing world, the relevance of global affairs and politics is of the utmost importance. I always appreciated the role cultures play in shaping different national politics. Thus, when I began my studies at FSU, deciding to major in Global Studies was an easy choice for me. In the summer of 2019, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Japan. In addition, I recently completed a semester-long internship for an NGO located in Brussels. My internship exposed me to the important work that non-governmental organizations provide. Most importantly, I have had the most interesting, knowledgeable, and extremely supportive professors, like Dr. Coelho and Dr. Wood. When I further my studies in graduate school at Brandeis University, I know that FSU's Global Studies major has provided me with knowledge and skills to help our international community confront the complex challenges our world presents to us."
Political Science major
"I am incredibly pleased that I chose the political science major at Framingham State University. At FSU, the program offered various subfields from Pre-Law and American Government to Public Administration and International Politics. The faculty was fundamental to my learning. Their vast knowledge and direct engagement taught me how to better understand and analyze the functioning and organization of power and the State. Whenever I needed help – advice, mentorships, or letters of recommendation - the faculty was always there for me. Without their assistance, I do not believe that I would have been accepted to Northeastern University’s masters program in International Relations. I am truly satisfied that I took political science at FSU. The experience gave me the necessary skills to further my studies in this great field."