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Major Government
Influential. Judicious. Communicative.

Sound like you? These are just a few personality traits found in government and public affairs, a career field that is committed the advancement of the public good through service, policy, and law.



creating and sustaining relationships with the community; advocating for change; public speaking; making presentations; oral and written communication; research; understanding of legal procedures; understanding of local, state, and federal governmental functions; leadership; analyze ethical dilemmas; problem solving



paralegal, environmental consultant, lobbyist, attorney, foreign services officer, intelligence analyst, government auditor, corrections educator/officer, congressional aide, court administrator, local/state/national politician, policy analyst, political scientist, fund raiser, market and survey researcher


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Major Ethnic Studies Asian American Studies

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Major in the College of Liberal Arts

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Major European Studies

European Studies

Major in the College of Liberal Arts

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Major Finance


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Major French


Major in the College of Liberal Arts

The French major consists of 24 hours of upper division coursework in French. The French major [...]
Major Geography


Major in the College of Liberal Arts

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Major German


Major in the College of Liberal Arts

The program offers courses dedicated to the study of language, linguistics, culture, literature, and audio-visual [...]
Major Government


Major in the College of Liberal Arts

A government major can dissect and evaluate actual or proposed courses of political action by analyzing [...]
Major Health And Society

Health & Society

Major in the College of Liberal Arts

While focusing on health, students acquire a broad set of perspectives and methods that they can [...]
Major Health Promotion Behavioral Science

Health Promotion and Behavioral Science

Major in the College of Education

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Major History


Major in the College of Liberal Arts

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