Political Science seeks to understand the practice of politics and the exercise of power from domestic, international, and comparative perspectives. We address some of the fundamental problems facing human society: war and peace, authoritarianism and democracy, economic development and inequality, and environment degradation. We do so by examining political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behaviour, as well as groups, socio-economic classes, governments, diplomacy, law and strategy.
A major in in Political Science offers well-rounded training in social science. Apart from learning about Singapore, Asia and the world, our curriculum focuses on critical thinking and writing, research and analysis, methodology, and ethical reasoning. These make our students good candidates for a job in many sectors, including business, finance, journalism, consulting, government, the foreign service, and teaching. Many of our graduates enjoy successful careers in Singapore and internationally.