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University of California, Davis
Political Science A.B.

What is the proper role of government in a democratic society? What rights should be extended to citizens, and how should those rights be protected? Political scientists study the complex, intertwined forms of government and their effects on citizens, businesses and institutions. Political science is the study of politics and political systems at the local, national, and international levels. It concerns not only the institutions of government but also the analysis of such phenomena as political behavior, political values, political change and stability, parties, pressure groups, bureaucracies, administrative behavior, justice, national security, and international affairs. As a political science major at UC Davis, you''ll enjoy the unique advantage of having California''s state capital just a few minutes'' drive away. Internships and study programs both in Sacramento and at the UC Davis Washington Center give you the chance to enrich your studies with first-hand experience in government agencies and other political organizations.

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