Political Science Department
The basic questions about government have been asked at least since the days of Aristotle. And they will stay with us, since governments will always have a vital role to play while also always being subject to abuse and corruption.
In a democratic nation, questions about politics and government are not just of academic interest. Citizens face them throughout their lives, from attending school board meetings to electing a president. The more people know, the better they can hold their government accountable, and the more democracy there will be.
Our program will:
- Prepare you for a career in government, politics, law or in the private sector
- Give you the opportunity to gain valuable internship experience
- Let you develop close academic relationships with caring, experienced faculty
- Develop your writing, public speaking, and analytical skills — which are so important in today’s job market
- Provide the opportunity to join and take part in activities sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honor Society
We offer a wide range of courses in:
- Public opinion
- Voting and elections
- Interest group activity
- Local/state/federal levels
- Presidency, legislature, congress
I don’t know exactly what democracy is, but we need more of it.
Chinese Student, Tianamen Square, 1989