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Question: Do you have a degree in political science?
Yes   -9 (20%)
No   -29 (64.4%)
No, but working towards one.   -7 (15.6%)
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« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2011, 12:37:39 am »
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Public administration, the political science degree for Republicans.  Smiley

A Republican social worker, ladies and gentlemen.  You may be the only one.

My mother was a social worker who leaned Republican (its much more of a pronounced tendency now); of course, her experience with the unintended consequences of the 'Great Society' contributed to that...

I have a degree in Political Science, it was amazing fun (and not just because we had our bull sessions at Hooters), but its essentially useless without a Graduate degree of some kind.

Three little nuggets of advice:

1.) Try to double major in something useful

2.) Pay attention to routine details (most places, a Professor is not empowered to drop you by mutual agreement-you actually have to do it yourself after receiving permission.  Most people already realize this, but I'm a friggin' dumbass who was too busy with intellectual exploration to bother with the fine print)

3.) No matter what, do not burn out right before thesis class-you'll live to regret it.
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« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2011, 01:21:42 am »
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Public administration, the political science degree for Republicans.  Smiley

...considering how bad they are at it... or don't believe in it... that's odd.

Yes, yes I do have one, I had a double-major in my undergrad with history, but did my honours in Poli Sci.
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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2011, 01:23:06 am »
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No, I aim having a job in future, not being unemployed.
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« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2011, 01:24:17 am »
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No, I aim having a job in future, not being unemployed.

I've never been unemployed Tongue... touch wood.
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« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2011, 01:27:20 am »
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No, I aim having a job in future, not being unemployed.

I've never been unemployed Tongue... touch wood.

Well, I'm sure employment is scarce and difficult to find.
To answer the question, same answer than Holmes, Chemistry.
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« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2011, 01:28:34 am »
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No, I aim having a job in future, not being unemployed.

I've never been unemployed Tongue... touch wood.

Well, I'm sure employment is scarce and difficult to find.
To answer the question, same answer than Holmes, Chemistry.

Not in this town it's not...
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« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2011, 06:35:17 am »
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Soon. Wink
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« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2011, 08:52:44 am »
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No. I vaguely considered to study political science before I applied for university but eventually my interest in languages won out.
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« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2011, 01:58:50 pm »
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yes i do.  the plus side is i enjoyed most of my classes.  the negative is it isnt a great degree to have.

if i had it to do over i would have majored in something like accounting.
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« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2011, 02:26:34 pm »
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     No, nor have I taken any classes in that subject.
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« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2011, 02:28:52 pm »
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Political science reminds me a lot of law school, probably because most of the students here majored in it or English. Everyone seemed to overvalue their intelligence and speak in a manner that assured the person listening would not understand a word they were saying. It was mostly common sense and worthless papers. I would not recommend anyone major in it unless you are sure you want to go to law school, teach, or be unemployed. Otherwise, I'd major in it only if you are also majoring in something practical.
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« Reply #36 on: September 01, 2011, 02:39:49 pm »
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Economics is far more helpful to the study of the law than poly sci for heavens sake. The law is often driven by economic principles, to wit economic efficiency and all of that.
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« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2011, 02:43:03 pm »
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Economics is far more helpful to the study of the law than poly sci for heavens sake. The law is often driven by economic principles, to wit economic efficiency and all of that.

Oh I agree. But the demeanor of the students, mind you, reminds me of Political science classes as opposed to those in my economics classes. I just wrote my first memorandum for today, and my professor commented on how well, efficient and concise it was. I learned that in my economics classes.
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« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2011, 12:50:15 am »
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No. If I had to do a soft subject, it would be history.
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