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Political Science

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School of Social Sciences

Political Science


The Political Science Program seeks to provide a quality education to prepare students for graduate school, employment in the public or private sector, and the demands of enlightened citizenship. Students in the program will be able to discern the nature of political relationships based on an understanding of political structures, organizations and constitutions, and to examine the relationship between underlying theoretical principles and their practical political ramifications. Students will learn to demonstrate an understanding of both the traditional and contemporary approaches to the discipline, and to distinguish the importance of political leadership and the obligations assumed by a politically informed citizenry within a democratic society. Students will also be exposed to the workings of the American political system and the underlying philosophical commitments that provide for its foundations.

For a complete list of course descriptions and degree requirements, click here.

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