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Degrees & Programs

The department offers two majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree: Political Science and International Studies. The major in Political Science emphasizes the empirical, analytical, comparative and normative investigation of political issues, policies and systems in the world. Attention given to critical thinking, problem-solving, research and writing skills. Introductory courses present basic ideas, issues and concepts of Political Science. Upper-level courses provide in-depth investigation of introductory material and focus on specialized areas.

A major in Political Science provides a basis for graduate study in all the subfields of the discipline and a foundation for careers in government, politics, law, journalism, education, business or any of the many areas in which a liberal arts background is desirable.



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