Political science majors at ECU are given more of an emphasis on critical thinking and written and oral communication skills. Classes are typically discussion-based, while service learning and simulations are often employed. The Political Science program is dedicated to preparing students for future employment in government, business, law or the academy. It is the perfect springboard to law school or graduate school. The Political Science program is dedicated to building political community through active learning, engaged citizenship, and the promotion of democratic values.