The department of political science is built around sixteen faculty dedicated to scholarship and student learning. The faculty members publish in top journals in the discipline of political science, serve on editorial boards for journals, and have secured grants with the department of defense. In addition to being highly productive scholars, the faculty are award-winning professors that make politics come to life. Faculty have won eight major university teaching awards in the last five years. The department also includes an advisor recognized as outstanding in her service to students as they pursue their academic, professional, and personal goals.
Whether students seek to enter the work force or pursue graduate studies, the need to understand and navigate political processes and interact with the government are essential skills. Courses in political science are designed to help students become informed citizens while honing their critical thinking, research design, writing, and team-building skills.
The political science undergraduate program prepares graduates to be competitive in the job market or higher education programs. Students pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree, which can fit nicely with various dual majors, secondary majors, and minors.
The political science department offers a concurrent degree that allows students to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree and a Master of Public Administration degree in ten semesters (with careful academic planning). Students are encouraged to apply after completing 75 credits of their undergraduate degree.
The political science department offers the following graduate degree programs that serve students seeking to specialize in the following areas:
These degrees are designed to support pre-career and mid-career students in reaching their professional goals.
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