Political Science major
Choosing a college is an exciting and important time in a student's life. When I began exploring schools, the more I looked, the more I knew a small college would be right for me. The quality of the academic program is always important, but I also wanted a place where there was a lot going on. After visiting Lycoming and getting to know the people and professors, I knew this was the school for me.
Growing up, I always thought I''d work in government or get involved with politics. Part of my interest grew from spirited political discussions I had with my father and part of it was due to the vast array of career opportunities. Here at Lycoming, I chose to major in political science and also added a second major, economics. Many students here choose to pursue two majors.
The courses I'm taking in political science are helping me to understand both foreign and domestic ideologies and issues. My favorite course was comparative politics. It's basically a course that analyzes the political systems of different countries. It's surprising just how different our American system of government is from other countries.
I'm also a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. For me, joining a frat was a good choice, but only 25% of Lycoming students belong to a sorority or fraternity. I must admit it has opened up a new and interesting network of friends. And believe it or not, being involved with a frat has taught me better time management skills as I balance school work with extracurricular and leisure activities.
After college? I plan to join the United States Marine Corps and will train as a naval aviator. My political science background should come in handy as I deal with different issues throughout the world. Given my educational experiences, I know I'm prepared to tackle whatever challenges come my way.