Political Science majors gain an appreciation of the diversity of political systems and problems in our world.
Political Science is a popular major that prepares students for a range of careers in the public and private sectors and in academia. We offer a wide variety of courses in American Politics, Comparative Politics, World Politics, and Political Theory. Students have the flexibility to select courses in their primary fields of interest and to integrate their coursework with global and area studies certificates, study abroad, internships, service learning, and independent research. In addition, we offer two advanced degree options for students interested in an even more rigorous and challenging course of study.
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. -- James Madison, Federalist 51, 1788
Democracy is not a question of expediency, but of morality. -- Willy Brandt, My Life in Politics, 1989
We invite you to use these pages to learn more about our programs and the many opportunities we offer to undergraduate students. Or you can talk to one of our advisors or faculty members to find out what we have to offer.