Political science is a major that can be taken very seriously. It is for intelligent, highly motivated students only. Students of political science don't just memorize a bunch of definitions and spout liberal-biased views to their liberal teachers. They have to really work hard; that is why political science majors are taken very seriously. Within a few years of getting a degree in political science you can expect to be spending your time working with congress, or even with the president himself. It's not the kind of junk degree that you would expect a Starbucks barrister to have.