In political science, students have a wide variety of backgrounds, interests, and career aspirations. As our range of possible concentrations in the department suggests, students interested in law school, public affairs, government service, graduate school, or international studies obtain a solid background with the courses offered. Students pursuing the international politics concentration will explore relationships between states and other governmental and nongovernmental actors (such as international organizations). In addition, foreign policy and conflict are often central to the study of international relations. Many political science majors go on to obtain advanced degrees in law or political science. Some students build upon their internship experiences to pursue careers in politics or government.