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Political Science - Political
science is a social science discipline concerned with the study of the state, government, and politics. Aristotle
defined it as the study of the state. It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics, and the
analysis of political systems and political behavior. Political scientists "see themselves engaged in revealing the
relationships underlying political events and conditions, and from these revelations they attempt to construct
general principles about the way the world of politics works.
The worlds First Political Science Professional Designation - SINCE
The Academy is the first to incorporate accredited education and exams as a path to achieving
political science and public policy certification.
CPS Certified Political Scientist
To become Certified in Political Science or as a Political Analyst, you must
have an accredited degree in politics with at least 18 hours of Political Science and qualifying
Legal courses within an accredited Masters or Doctorate Program.
Education: passing all political science courses with a 2.5
or higher GPA.
Experience: 2 Year of Political, Governmental, or Public
Accredited Degree from an accredited or
governmental recognized program.
Ethics - agree to the ethics
requirements of the Society.
The Need for Quality Assurance and Public Credentials
In this incredibly competive world of news, education and government, those
with degrees and certification will invariably be prepared to compete for the top jobs and provide
news, research, or public service having satisfied high standards.
Political Analyst Designations
- In 1996-7, the Academy
created several designations for graduate students to achieve membership and designation for
completing the graduate requirements.
Political science intersects with other fields; including economics, law, sociology, history,
anthropology, public administration, public policy, national politics, international relations, comparative
politics, psychology, political organization, and political theory. Although it was codified in the 19th century,
when all the social sciences were established, political science has ancient roots; indeed, it originated almost
2,500 years ago with the works of Plato and Aristotle.
- ^ Oxford Dictionary of Politics: political science
- ^ The
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1999-02-22). Retrieved on 2010-11-13.
- ^ Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: political science