Government and politics. It's all relevant.
Gun control. Voter ID laws. Healthcare. Same-sex marriage. Get to know the political processes that govern your life every day. Study constitutional principles, the interrelationship of national, state, and local governments, and examine other political systems from a comparative perspective.
Graduates are prepared for advanced study, law school, civil service occupations, and appointed positions with local, state, and national government. A political science degree also provides practical insights on how to seek an elective office or serve as a campaign staff person.
The minor in Political Science provides students with an understanding of the political process in the United States by emphasizing constitutional principles, the interrelationship of national, state, and local governments, while also examining other political systems from a comparative perspective.
The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.