The political science major provides a solid background in the theoretical and analytical concepts of political science and stimulates thought and action so the student can understand, if not control, the political factors that shape destiny. The study of political science is not viewed as an end, but as a tool to further the objectives of a humane community.
Coursework develops sound research, writing principles and the impetus to objectively pursue methods of understanding. Political Science majors find a variety of career options in business, government at all levels, law, and teaching.
*MINOR: The history and political science department offers a minor made up of 18 credits in political science. Students wishing to minor in political science should consult the department chair.
**Note: Students must take HIS 401: Historiography Seminar or SOC/PSY 341: Research Methods I or MAT 118: Introduction to Statistics, in consultation with the department chair.
Special RequirementsA QPA of 2.33 (C+) is required in political science courses for the major.
Departmental requirements for the minor in business administration with a concentration in public administration include POL 213, POL 324, and SOW 402.