College of Arts and Sciences
History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies
About the Political Science Program
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.