Oct 16, 2019  
2011-2013 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin 
    
2011-2013 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Political Science


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Political science is the study of government, politics and public issues, and the institutions and processes through which conflicts over such issues are resolved. The major is grounded in the field’s theoretical traditions and provides a strong background in the fundamental branches of the discipline: American politics, comparative politics, international politics, public policy, public administration, and political theory. Political science students develop analytical and methodological skills that permit them to critically assess contemporary political events and identify practical solutions to problems that arise in society and government. The major offers a solid foundation for a liberal arts education, regardless of a student’s career objectives, and is particularly well-suited to those interested in government, law, teaching, business, and journalism. As undergraduates, political science majors have the opportunity to gain practical experience in the field by working for political campaigns and serving as interns for the state legislature, in local or state courts, or for various law-related organizations. Students with majors in political science may earn either a Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts Degree, which has a two-year non-English modern or classical language requirement.

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