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With a degree in law or government, you’ll open doors in fields ranging from global security to journalism, public policy to environmental work and beyond.

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Coursework Highlights

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  • Community Benchmarking
  • Critical Issues for the United States
  • Environment, Sustainability and Policy
  • Ethics, Justice and Citizenship
  • Gender and Politics
  • Government and Non-Profit Agencies
  • Human Nature
  • International Security
  • Law and Society
  • Methods of Public Policy Analysis and Presentation
  • Social Movement Theory

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  • Center for Policing Equity
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  • Edelman
  • EY
  • New York City Department of Education, Office of Policy & Evaluation
  • U.S. Senate
  • The White House
  • World Justice Project
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I realized that to make meaningful change in society, I needed to understand the systems that power it—government and politics—and that’s insight I would gain by studying political science.

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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
  • American Constitution Society
  • Amnesty International at Syracuse University
  • Art Law Society
  • Asian-Pacific American Law Student Association
  • Helpful and Ethical Leadership Project
  • Model United Nations Club
  • National Black Law Student Association Pre-Law Chapter
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