History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies
About Political Science
The Political Science program offers an opportunity for the systematic study of political institutions and processes leading to a degree in political science. Courses are offered in the following areas of study:
- Political theory and philosophy
- American political institutions and processes
- International relations and foreign policy
- Comparative politics
Special features of the department's program include opportunities for field research, internships in governmental agencies, and a senior seminar for all political science majors.
A degree in political science is a liberal arts degree, and as such prepares students to assume the duties of citizenship; provides special knowledge and skills useful in public service, law, business, and other careers; and lays a foundation for the scholarly study of government and politics. Prospective political science students and majors are invited to discuss their interests with any member of the political science faculty.