Political Science Program
The Discipline of Politics or Political Science is both ancient and modern at the same time. It is the struggle for power, a phenomenon so vital to society that Aristotle declared: “Politics is the master science upon which all of civilization depends” (3rd C. BCE).
Mission of the Political Science Major:
The mission of the Political Science program is to prepare students for careers and advanced training in politics, law, public administration, and related fields. In that regard, the department provides students with instruction related to both American and international politics and institutions, as well as, the phenomena that affect them. Graduates of the program will be able to apply their knowledge as they become active citizens and leaders. To these ends, the political science department will:
1. Provide broad training across Political Science subfields so as to give the student enough perspective to choose and succeed in graduate and professional schools or career options that best suit him or her.
2. Prepare the student to be competent in analyzing political phenomena both in writing and orally.
3. Prepare the student to conduct empirical research.
Program Requirements & Course Descriptions:
Political Science Major
Political Science Minor
International Relations Minor
Pre-Law Certificate Program