“I want to be the President of the United States!” is no longer an acceptable answer to the dinner table question: “What are you going to be when you grow up?” Increasingly as I grew older, the question turned from who I was going to be to what I was going to do. As a political science major, I am constantly asked which party I belong to, what I think of Obama’s healthcare policy, and whether or not I’ll be pursuing law school. The frequency of the limited range of these questions reflect the common misunderstandings related to my major. I first heard of the term “political science” during my senior year of high school.
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