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The study of political decision-making and the solutions required to address world issues.

Endeavor to understand the relevant issues of our political landscape, and how to lead upon your passions. As a political science major or minor, you will thoroughly analyze the American political system, with additional courses examining the political systems in Europe, the Middle East, China, India and Third World countries; international relationships; and transcending political issues and questions.

Our political science students regularly show themselves to be open, ethical and empathetic to today’s issues and motivated to pursue the reform required. Many prepare for a future in politics through relevant off-campus experiences, including internships at the White House, participation in election campaigns, Winter Term travel, and study overseas or in Washington for a semester. 

Sample Courses

  • Elements of Political Theory
  • American National Government
  • Political Parties
  • African American Politics
  • China and India in the 21st Century
  • Muslim Political Thought 

Career Options

  • Graduate Programs
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • Nonprofits
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Advocacy

Put your passion for politics into meaningful practice.

Majors and Minors