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Should I apply to Political Science or Pubic Policy major?

I want to work in government and politics, and I might go to law school but I don't know if I'll be able to afford it. Some of the schools I'm applying to offer a major in Public Policy and a major in Political Science, but I can't tell what the difference is. Which would be more beneficial to apply to, or is there no difference?

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a year ago

Hey there @cookiethegreat!

This is what I learned from a quick online search:

Political Science is a broad category within the social sciences that has an emphasis on the branches of government, the analysis of political activities, and human political behaviors. Public Policy is a more specific branch of study within Political Science that deals with public concerns and issues. If you want to have a broader variety of possible careers/a wider field of study, major in Political Science, but if you want to study public issues more specifically, go with Public Policy.

I hope this helps and I wish you good luck!

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