Political Science

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According to the Princeton Review, "political science majors develop excellent critical thinking and communication skills," which makes Political Science one of the "top 10 college majors" in the country!  

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The academic discipline of Political Science introduces students to the study of government, politics, policies, and the state, with subfields in political theory and philosophy, international relations, foreign governments and comparative politics, public law, research methods, public policy, and American politics. It challenges you to explore fundamental questions of governance: How should state and society be organized? How do the values of civil society and economy influence political thinking? Who should exercise political power and who should not? What constitutes justice?

As a student in Political Science classes, you'll gain not only a deeper understanding of the dynamics and processes of governance, policy making, and world events, but also the analytical skills essential to long-term success, including thinking critically and synthetically, conducting thorough investigations, and communicating effectively. The result? You'll be prepared for a vibrant and rewarding career in any field, from law and governance to business and academia. 

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The Department of Political Science also coordinates the offering of two introductory classes in Geography: World Regional Geography and Principles of Human Geography. These classes introduce students to the study of the interactions between people and their environment throughout the world, including the science of location, which emphasizes the spatial patterns of diverse human activities.


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Interested in majoring in Political Science? Learn more about the programs we offer and what you can do with an undergraduate or graduate degree in this exciting field of study!