Katy Siddall '06
Internship In Washington D.C.
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Major and Minor
As a political science major or minor, you'll gain a deep understanding of the political institutions and public policies of the United States and other nations. From your fundamental course in American government to your senior seminar that explores critical issues like human rights, you'll gain the experience you need to tackle issues of social justice and many other issues.
You'll learn everything from how the United Stations works to the politics of Russia, China, and the Middle East to the big challenges facing the global community today.
Understanding the relationship between media and politics is more important than ever. In this course, you'll learn about the historical impact of media in American politics, as well as current-day topics like media bias, the rise of alternative media, and how media impacts public policy.
The options are wide and vast. You can hit the campaign trail. Spearhead a nonprofit. Teach the next generation of engaged citizens. There are so many directions a major or minor in political science can take you. You can find some of our recent graduates working in the Iowa Governor's office, E3 Federal in Washington, D.C., AmeriCorps, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation and Coopera.
Graduate and law schools are eager to accept Simpson graduates. Some of the places political science majors have continued their education include American University, Bush School of Government at Texas A&M, George Washington University, University of Denver, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, University of London and Drake University
Take a look at all the great things happening in the Department of Political Science that will help shape your time at Simpson.
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Katheryn Pearson Thorson '10
At a larger university, you sit in a lecture hall and you’re never called on and you’re never asked to interact with the professor or even the students that you are in the classroom with. At Simpson, you always have that one-on-one classroom conversation with your professor and work on projects with your classmates, so that was very helpful.Read This Story