The Political Science curriculum provides students with a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the study of politics. Students will obtain basic knowledge within and across the principal fields of the discipline; think critically about the enduring issues of politics while studying political institutions, processes, behavior, and value systems; and develop a variety of research skills.
Students who major in Political Science or who complete substantial coursework in the department will have a foundation for future careers or graduate study in such areas as law, government service, public policy and administration, international affairs, teaching, journalism and community or private sector service. Internships, independent study projects, and honors courses provide students with in-depth learning opportunities. The program also serves as a basis for knowledgeable and concerned citizenship for those who choose not to concentrate in political science.