Political Science

Welcome to the Department of Political Science

Political science is the study of government, governance, politics, and the state, with a focus on political theory and philosophy, international relations, foreign governments and comparative politics, public law, research methods, public policy, and American politics. It challenges you to answer the 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 political science major tackling these questions, you'll gain not only a deeper understanding of the nature of governance, policy making, and world events, but also the skills essential to long-term success, including thinking critically and creatively, conducting thorough analysis, and communicating effectively. The result? You'll be prepared for a dynamic and rewarding career in any field, from law and governance to business and academia.


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Political Science

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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!