Our political science program prompts you to answer controversial questions on basic democracy, power, citizenship, governance and rights.
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
The major in political science provides an understanding of political institutions and processes at the local, national, and international level. The curriculum exposes you to the major sub-fields of the discipline including American government, comparative politics, international relations, and political philosophy. Explore fundamental political concepts such as democracy, power, citizenship, governance, and rights, and acquire research skills to understand and analyze political phenomena around the world. The program places an emphasis on the development of research, writing, and critical thinking skills. Become prepared for careers in a variety of fields including government, politics, international affairs, law, business, journalism, and education. Political science is an excellent undergraduate major if you plan on attending law school after graduation. You have significant flexibility in designing a course of study based upon your areas of interest. Internships and study abroad opportunities are available.