Summary of Fields of Study

  1. Goal(s)

  • Political Science is the systematic study of governments and political structures, processes, and policies, using institutional, quantitative and philosophical approaches. The goals of the Political Science Department are to provide students with an understanding of: 1) the theoretical, historical and contemporary background of governments and politics; 2) the various political systems of the world; 3) contemporary value controversies of political theory and ideology; 4) current issues of American and comparative public policy and administration; 5) methodological and analytical tools of the discipline; and 6) global issues and the theories and practice of international relations. The Department offers students opportunities to apply their theoretical knowledge and methodological skills to practical policies and administration through internships and independent studies.

  • The Major(s)

    • The Department offers a Political Science major.

  • The Minor(s)

    • The Department offers three minor(s): 1) Political Science 2) Civic Engagement, and  3) Law and Policy.

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