To contribute to the studentĖs development as a liberally-educated person, not only by a broad exposure to political theory and practice, but also by encouragement of intellectual curiosity and critical thinking.
To prepare students for graduate studies or professional studies in political science, public administration, international affairs, or law;
To prepare students for careers in politics and government, survey research, journalism, and some aspects of business such as public relations, marketing and lobbying.
The Political Science major may take the form of a General B.A. or B.S. degree in Political Science or one of two career-oriented concentrations; majors are strongly encouraged to consider their career interests in choosing one of these options.
The minor in Political Science consists of any 24 hours. A student, with consultation with the chair, can design a personal minor.
The minor in Political Science is available for students pursuing majors in other disciplines and program, especially business, journalism, philosophy, economics, sociology, social work, and criminal justice.
A Pre-Law Program is available within the Political Science Department and all pre-law students including those choosing not to major in Political Science, are invited to seek the assistance of the departmentĖs pre-law advisors.
Political Science participates in the Social Science Teaching Field Endorsement. See History for requirements.