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Political Science

The Political Science major studies the philosophy and institutions of government, as well as the behavioral elements of politics. It specifically focuses on American political institutions, state and local government, political behavior, elections, constitutional law, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory.

Courses in this major will provide students with a detailed study of the institutions and processes of American Government, foundations in Political Theory, as well as an examination of the international system and foreign political systems through the study of International Relations and Comparative Politics. The nature and context of the program allows students, upon completion of the program, to confidently move on to an advanced degree in Political Science, seek employment in the public sector, or utilize skills acquired in analysis, communication and writing in private sector pursuits.

Political Science Major Requirements

Political Science Minor Requirements

Political Science Internships:

To Declare a Political Science Major or Minor:

Political Science Major Declaration:

Political Science Minor Declaration: use minor declaration on this page: .

Contact: Stephen Sovilla

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