A Political Science major opens up a broad range of opportunities, including many within the various agencies of the federal government. Areas of greatest opportunity within the government in the decade between 2006 and 2016 will be in homeland security, transportation security, public health and information analysis. With 58 percent of supervisory and 42 percent of nonsupervisory employees of the federal workforce scheduled to retire by the end of 2010, employment opportunities look encouraging, despite a system-wide commitment to trim the budget. LEARN MORE.
Another popular career avenue for Political Science majors is law school. Experts predict an 11 percent increase in job openings for lawyers between 2006 and 2016. Competitions for these positions will be strong, but for those with strong abilities, opportunities are always available. 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.