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.

Majors choose between two tracks: Political Science and Political Science/International Relations. Within each, students have flexibility to plan their courses of study around subfields of interest.