Because of the diverse possibilities open to students with a degree in International Political Studies, this discussion focuses on news reporting as a career path. Also keep in mind that international business, diplomacy and many other opportunities are also viable options. Experts predict a 10 percent increase in positions for reporters and editors between 2006 and 2016. These will include positions reporting on international personalities, news and events. Learn More.
The Core Curriculum is a set of courses that all students at Ashland take in addition to and as a foundation for their particular major. Its purpose is to give you the broad background that a person needs to live well in our complex world, so that you can reason clearly, appreciate art and music, think about religion, and understand the past and the basic principles of and science. One part of this “common major,” the “Social Science” component, helps you to understand and evaluate how human beings live, both as individuals and in society. Political science makes a special contribution to this study by giving you the concepts and modes of thought needed to understand the fundamental role of government and politics in our lives.