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Reno,  NV  89557-0086

Political Science

Political science is the study of power and who wields it and to what end. Political science majors study how governments interact with individuals or other governments and examine the results of those interactions.

Since Aristotle linked traditional inquiry into the political good with empirical comparison of governance, the systematic study of politics has been an integral part of the Western intellectual tradition.

The study of politics is recognized as an essential component of a liberal arts preparation for citizenship and leadership in a democratic society. Indeed, the controversies that plague our society and the world make the study of politics more important now than ever before.

Degrees in Political Science

  • Minor in Political Science: Political science is the study of power--who wields it and to what end. Political science studies how governments interact with individuals or other governments and examine the results of those interactions.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science: Political science is the study of power—who wields it and to what end. Political science majors study how governments interact with individuals or other governments and examine the results of those interactions.
  • Master of Arts in Political Science: The Master of Arts program has the following general goals: to offer students an opportunity for advanced, specialized courses in the discipline of political science, leading to a graduate degree; to prepare students for additional graduate work leading to a Ph.D. and a career as a political scientist; to offer students the opportunity to prepare for a career in teaching, politics, public service and government, or to complement their present careers; the support of university-based research involving issues of politics and public policy.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science: The Political Science Ph.D. program is specifically designed to allow students to develop research skills through the advanced study of research design and methodology, political processes and problems, and policy issues; prepare for careers in research and teaching institutions of higher education, public administration, and public policy; support University‐based research involving issues of politics and public policy

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University of Nevada, Reno
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Reno,  NV  89557-

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