College of Natural and Social Sciences
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- Peter Longo, Chair
- Professor: Longo
- Associate Professor: Bariagaber
Assistant Professors: Anderson, Blauwkamp, Duffin,
- To contribute to the student's 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.
POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR
- Three options are available in this major:
- I. Political Science Option - Bachelor of Arts Degree or
Political Science Option - Bachelor of Science Degree
II. Public Administration Option - Bachelor of Science Degree
III. Political Science Teaching Subject Endorsement Option -
Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree
The Political Science major may take the form of a General BA or BS 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 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 department's pre-law advisors.
Political Science participates in the Social Science Teaching
Courses with the prefix PSCI are offered by the department.