Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

a student speaks with a professor during office hoursThe major in Political Science will prepare our students to understand basic principles of this discipline, with a special focus on four main divisions in political theory, American government, international studies and public administration. Upon completion of the requirements of this major, our students will be better prepared for continued study at the graduate level in political studies, law or several of the related areas well served by this academic foundation.

These studies provide the necessary background for careers such as those in teaching, research, public administration, the non-profit sector, journalism, law, international service, affairs or business, government or elective office, and public service. Political science is as old as the Athenians and as current as today's newspapers, yet its study, especially in a democracy such as ours, serves to inform those who will be taking over positions of power and responsibility in the very near future.

Political Science Minor

A minor in Political Science is available and requires students to take 20 credit hours.

Meet Sara Poirier ’15, president of the political science club

Sara Poirier '15“We don’t talk politics. In the Political Science Club we’ll bring up politics, but we’re mostly focused on putting on events and marketing it as an asset of the College. I want it to be about political science, policy, and government—not party politics.”

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