Through this major, you will understand the political world as it really is and engage in the great debates about how it should be.
The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science prepares you to understand the political world and excel in the study of government and justice. You will be trained in careful political analysis and learn to articulate opinions on political theory and public policy. Conducting independent scholarly projects, participating in service, completing an internship and study abroad are other opportunities that complement the academic rigor of coursework.
What will I learn?
As a political science major, you will examine U.S. policy in the Middle East, European Union expansion and whether Machiavelli really is a teacher of evil. You’ll conduct high-level research in democratization and war ethics. You not only will explore domestic and foreign policies, you can use a Journey Grant to visit the places you examine in the classroom and will have opportunities for service and political work.
The Department of Political Science also sponsors Pi Sigma Alpha (Alpha Kappa Rho chapter), the national student honor society of the American Political Science Association. Pi Sigma Alpha is active in planning educational and social events to help political science and international relations students develop connections outside the classroom.