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Political Science

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Understanding politics and public affairs is a fundamental part of citizenship. The study of Political Science encourages you to analyze the ideas, institutions, and processes of politics. Along the way, you will develop skills that serve a variety of professions.

Our program prepares you for many possible career paths. Explore the four key sub-fields of political science:

  • American politics
  • International relations
  • Comparative politics
  • Political theory


You can focus your studies in one or more areas, depending upon your goals. You have the opportunity to go in-depth into specific areas of study and advance to courses in research and writing.

You will work closely with our faculty in small class settings, seminars, and more advanced courses. Your instructors are also your academic advisors. They can provide guidance on careers, graduate school, law school, internships, research opportunities, study abroad, and public service engagement.

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