North Central College - Naperville, IL

Political Science

Are college students apathetic, ignorant, and distrustful about politics?  We don’t think so!

We've learned that students want to know how to tell lies from the truth and where to find unbiased information so they can make informed choices on issues that affect the present and the future.

As a political science student, you’ll study

  • the meaning, distribution and use of political and economic power
  • how individuals and groups influence government decisions and world affairs
  • topics like liberty, equality, justice and how societies organize and govern themselves

Working together, we'll develop skills critical to your future, like:

  • analytical reading
  • precise writing
  • the ability to ask relevant and insightful questions
  • how to conduct basic and advanced research
  • how to think independently
  • how to work with and lead a group 

Political science prepares you for careers in such fields as law, government, business, education, and journalism; for graduate study and research; and for citizenship in a complex world.

Our graduates have gone on to become DuPage County States' Attorney; lawyers in private and public practice, including advocates before the state appellate and supreme courts; professionals in both public and non-governmental international organizations; staff members of both state and congressional legislators; and teachers and college professors.