Political Science

Political Science students learn about American political history and institutions.  They also study constitutional law from the founding era to the latest Supreme Court decision.  They master the techniques of political analysis and examine political change worldwide.  Students also survey the writings of great philosophers.  Available courses include:

  • American State and Local Government
  • Minority and Ethnic Group Politics
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Urban Political Processes
  • Government and Politics of the Middle East

Students interested in international studies and politics have the option of participating in competitions including Model United Nations, Model Organization of American States and Undergraduate Moot Court. These competitions give students an opportunity to witness and practice what they learn in the classroom.

Political Science is one of the most popular majors for students interested in law school. The Political Science Department works with the Pre-Law track to emphasize the most important issues that lawyers and jurists confront in their careers.  This includes criminal justice, constitutional law, public policy and the courts, and international law. The Political Science Department also offers a minor in Criminal Justice.

Graduates have found jobs as lobbyists and business consultants.  They also have held positions in government agencies or as teachers.  

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