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Earning A Degree In Political Science

In the major of political science, students examine a wide range of political institutions and organizations and their behavior. The focus is mainly on the politics of state and government, including their relations with members of society and with one another.

The main components of political science are history and philosophy, although political science remains a vital subject in the modern world.

Among the many questions asked are: What forms of government, society, and economy ought to exist? How can liberty or justice best be achieved? How should conflicts be resolved? What rights and obligations do people have?

Specializations within the Major
Political theory
American politics
Public administration and public policy

Required and Elective Courses
English language and literature
Philosophy and ancient philosophy
Government and American society
The nature of politics
International relations
International political economy
Modern political behavior
Quantitative methods in political science


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