Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
For specific course and program requirements, please consult the current undergraduate catalog.
The Bachelor of Arts Program in Political Science is designed to provide an excellent basis to learn new skills and knowledge that can be applied in nearly any field. As a discipline, the focus of Political Science is on the political process and institutions of various political systems. However, the analysis of politics and government often involves other disciplines, such as history, economics, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, business, criminal justice, etc. This multi-disciplinary approach contributes to well-rounded graduates, which naturally leads them into a wide variety of careers. Political Science coursework encourages students to examine problems from multiple perspectives, pay attention to factual details, and the consider the need to continually develop and revise broader theoretical ideas.
Completion of the Political Science Program prepares students by helping them to develop a key set of skills that will enhance their long-term career prospects. Many courses in this program highlight the importance of reading comprehension, critical and analytical thinking, and written and oral communication skills.
This program provides an academically challenging curriculum based around the multiple sub-fields of Political Science. It emphasizes high academic and personal standards, along with a sense of civic awareness.