Bulletin Overview - Political Science


Through the systematic study of politics—the examination and analysis of various regime types, rival political philosophies, and the historical experiences of peoples and nations over time—students equip themselves for many possible roles in society, from law, to government, to work in corporate settings, to positions in non-governmental organizations or cross-national agencies.  The baccalaureate program in political science includes a core of courses within the discipline, as well as emphases in international affairs, American politics, or political philosophy.  The faculty encourage all majors to engage in internships in government and politics at the local, state, or national levels, and will work to help place students.  A minor in political science is also available, and includes the core courses and two additional elective courses.