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University of California, San Diego
Political Science B.A.

Political science addresses some of the fundamental problems facing human society. Questions concerning world peace, government policies aimed at achieving economic stability and growth, the management of environmental quality, control over political competition, the possibility of using law to affect social and political change, and the gap between the rich and poor in the U.S. and abroad are all on the research agenda of contemporary political scientists. Students may major in political science as a general program of study, or they may concentrate in one of six areas: (1) American Politics, (2) comparative politics, (3) international relations (4) political theory, (5) public law, and (6) public policy.

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