Power brokers, bureaucrats, lobbyists — people whose names we don’t know and whose faces we’ve never seen. Politicians, pundits, statesmen — people we do see. They all exert influence on our lives. BUT – Who should we trust? Will their decisions help or hurt us? How can we make any sense out of contradictory promises and pronouncements? You’ll explore these compelling questions and dozens of others while enrolled in our political science bachelor’s degree program.
Get into the thick of it.
Headlines, newsflashes, and sound bites can provide some information but only limited understanding of national and foreign affairs. To develop and deepen understanding, the American Political Science Association requires a solid foundation in American institutions and political processes, international relations, comparative government and politics, and political theory. Our program fully conforms to that requirement.
Focus on a specific area.
Excited about particular issues? Choose campaign management, terrorism, national security or political modernization. Want to prepare for professional education? Select pre-law, area studies or American politics. All courses stress the development of critical thinking skills in logic, writing, method generation, and/or political risk analysis.
Your education in political science is excellent preparation for transition to law or graduate school either at once or in the future. Other options include entry into the corporate world, government, Foreign Service, or the military. Of course, there’s always politics.
Get expert guidance.
Your political science instructors have extensive scholarly and professional expertise combined with practical experience. They are consultants and analysts in their specialties, and all have worked on political campaigns.
Students receive individualized attention and advising from a faculty who possess a wealth of knowledge and a passion for teaching.