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Degrees & Majors

Political Science

Bachelor of Arts


Courses offered by the department introduce students to the study of government and politics, including an understanding of public affairs, different political systems, and political ideas. This program intends to educate citizens who can think critically about politics and its place in their lives and in society; to provide a general liberal arts education for students continuing on to a wide variety of careers, including public service; and to help prepare those students who choose to continue on to graduate school or law school. Through their coursework, students also come to understand some of the ways in which political scientists study politics, and learn to express themselves cogently in writing and orally.