“I started my freshman year working towards a Journalism major and Political Science minor. However, after taking a few classes and engaging with the Political Science faculty and program, I changed to a double degree in both Journalism and Poli Sci.
Attempting to obtain two separate degrees means I have a busy schedule. Each semester is jam-packed with credits, on top of my part-time jobs and extracurricular endeavors. Because of this, room for flexibility is extremely limited— but the option to take online classes allows me to fit everything I need into a semester. Online classes free up my time during the day to finish homework, write for my job, and take other classes that are less flexible.
As I am wrapping up my junior year, my time in the political science department has shaped my personal and career aspirations. The support and opportunities I have received from the faculty and staff have encouraged me to weave politics into my career. The faculty here has taken time whenever I have asked to sit and meet with me to answer my questions and talk about my future goals. Moving forward, I feel that I am prepared to take on a role in a government or advocacy organization— writing stories on how government decisions are impacting and shaping our communities.”
– Liz Theriault