Welcome to Political Science

The Political Science Department cultivates students who think critically, creatively and systematically about the contemporary political world, who communicate effectively in diverse communities, and who are actively engaged in local, national, and international life. Students work closely with faculty advisors to develop a plan of study that allows them to develop expertise in specific fields of interest while sampling from the full variety of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities that are available. All Political Science majors perform community service, internships, and/or research activities appropriate to their personal and careers goals and interests. Upon graduation, Political Science majors are prepared to live rich lives and embark on meaningful careers in government, public service, law, journalism, teaching, international relations, and other related areas.