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Political Science is the systematic study of politics and its connection to human life. It focuses on the way people are governed and how they govern themselves in a wide variety of settings—including the state, the workplace, schools, and the family—and the way in which governance in those settings affect their opportunities and shapes their sense of self. Students who elect this major examine, among other things, the relationships between law and political institutions, economic and political power, culture, and identity. They develop the analytical, interpretive and critical methods necessary to understand these relationships across various levels of governance and graduate prepared for careers in law, government, teaching, journalism, business, and the non-profit sector. 

We continue to pursue our mission of providing knowledge of political processes to a wide selection of students. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or comments.

Political Science student Kenneth Thomas shares his experience as part of the UIC community:

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  • Chicago's Future Lecture Series

    Date: Oct 20, 2014
    Join us for the fifth Chicago's Future lecture featuring Randy Blankenhorn Executive Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. ...
  • Chicago's Future Lecture Series

    Date: Nov 10, 2014
    Join us for the sixth Chicago's Future Lecture of the semester featuring Kari Lynderson.
  • Chicago's Future Lecture Series

    Date: Nov 12, 2014
    Join us for the final Fall 2014 Chicago's Future lecture featuring Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.