Undergraduate Study

The study of political science is designed to enable students to become familiar with theories of public values and patterns of national, regional, and international political systems. A political science major should complete a broad liberal arts program, which would maximize opportunities to study in related social science disciplines, as well as in various areas of humanities.

Students who earn a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science will understand the interrelationships of the subfields of political science, develop skills in analysis and critical thinking, and be able to apply research methods relevant to the discipline. Review an example 4-year plan.

To support your academic journey, a number of scholarships are available.

The Department of Political Science believes that students who participate in research, an internship, or study abroad during their course of study will enrich their college educational experience. Contact the department advisor for information about how to incorporate these into your undergraduate degree, including the potential for course credit.