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; women, gender, and politics; terrorism; revolutions in Latin America; leadership in Japan; political communication and psychology; the impact of race and ethnicity in politics and society; and 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.