Department of Political Science

Understanding the governance of people

Political science is the only major where one can obtain practical knowledge and gain insights into the great political issues of our age.

Department of Political Science

The study of politics is recognized as an essential component of a liberal arts preparation for citizenship and leadership in a democratic society. Indeed, the controversies that plague society and the world make the study of politics more important now than ever before. Earning a degree in political science will enable students to be more rational citizens, more constructive participants in public affairs and better professionals in any vocation that deals with the public domain, including positions in corporations, government and nonprofit organizations.

Political Science academic programs

The Department of Political Science offers a range of academic programs at the bachelor's and master's level.

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science offers students five different areas of study, from American government and politics to international relations, helping them develop an understanding of the institutions and policies that underpin modern politics.

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts in Political Science broadly covers the discipline, in both substance and methodology, teaching students how to conduct sophisticated analyses of political institutions, processes and policies.

Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) develops student familiarity with the social, political and economic environment of public programs and helps advance their managerial skills.