Department of Political Science
Political science encompasses the study of governments and international organizations, political behavior, public policies, political processes, systems, and theory. It includes American politics, comparative politics, political philosophy, international relations and world politics.
Our curriculum is designed to cultivate judicious and productive citizenship, as well as provide versatile skills and knowledge. These can be applied to a wide range of fields, including law, business, government, international service, education, and journalism.
Political science majors choose between two tracks:
- Political Science
- Political Science/International Relations
Within each, students have flexibility to plan their courses of study around subfields of interest.
We mourn the passing of Professor Roy Grow, who recently retired after 34 years of service to our department and to Carleton.
You may provide your remembrances of Roy at http://apps.carleton.edu/farewells/
You may view photos and video of his retirement party on April 4, 2013 and video of the celebration of his life on June 21, 2013, at the following web page:
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Northfield, MN 55057