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Politics is the study of people in the political setting which, in the broadest sense, is the substance of politics. The study of the political setting encompasses the American and other political systems. Politics yields a practical and theoretical science of public life -- whether the specific question involves the role of the president in budget-making, the nature of an alliance between nations, or human rights.

At CUA, the Politics program is divided into three main areas: American politics, world politics, and political theory. American courses concern institutions and processes of the government of the United States; world courses consider international relations and comparative politics; theory courses deal with the history of political ideas and with theories of politics. Beyond these three areas of emphasis, the department also offers pre-law courses that focus on public law and jurisprudence.

 

Marketable Skills of Politics Major:

- Oral and written communication
- Interact with diverse populations
- Problem-solving
- Understanding of community needs
- Analytical thinking
- Research skills
- Team worker
- Leadership abilities
- Persuasive skills
- Ability to craft messages 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Positions Obtained by CUA Politics Graduates:

Foreign Service Officer
Political Action Representative
Government Official (elected, appointed) @ local, state, national level
       1)Mayor
       2)Governor
       3)U.S. Senator
       4)U.S. Congressman
Congressional Staff
Campaign Manager
Lobbyist
Legal Assistant
Paralegal Specialist
Lawyer
College Professor
Policy Analyst
Political Consultant
Journalist

 

INTERNSHIPS OBTAINED BY POLITICS STUDENTS

CUA POLITICS ALUMNI CAREERS

 

 

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