Political Science

Majoring & Minoring

Our curriculum reflects the diversity of the study of politics. We offer courses on a broad range of topics shaped around the expertise and current research of our faculty. 

You’ll find courses that analyze the theory and practice of democracy, or women, gender, and politics, or terrorism, or revolutions in Latin America, or religion and politics in the U.S., or leadership in Japan, or the judiciary and Constitutional Law, or the interaction of peoples and states in the international arena.

A major or minor in Political Science prepares students to go on to graduate or professional programs, into politics, government, non-governmental organizations, journalism, public relations, banking, or teaching, while also giving students the tools and skill-sets they need as citizens to understand and question how power and politics shape the world around us.