Political Science is the systematic study of government and politics, of institutions and behavior concerned with the struggle for power to make and influence authoritative decisions, and with the process of authoritative control in society.
Subfields include political theory, political philosophy, political ideology, political economy, policy studies and analysis, comparative politics, international relations, and a host of related fields. Political scientists use both philosophical and scientific perspectives and tools and a variety of methodological approaches to examine the process, systems, and political dynamics of all countries and regions of the world.
The study of Political Science has value for civic education; for responsible preparation for jobs and careers as “representatives” of the political system, including law, law enforcement, public administration, civil service and education, as well as elective and appointive public office; and for a foundation for
graduate training in the discipline.