The Department of Politics offers a stimulating, balanced curriculum, which covers all fields of the profession: political theory, American and comparative politics, and international relations. We strive to address the continuing questions of government and society while seeking to solve the problems that surround them. Our students are encouraged to seek out and understand what is politically possible and create applicable solutions.
Our dedicated faculty has interests in all disciplines of political science, as well as a variety of interdisciplinary programs. They remain deeply connected to real-world political issues that face our world and its governments.
Coursework is designed to develop your critical thinking and analytical skills along with your oral and written communication abilities. Throughout the program you will experience the political process first-hand by actively participating in classroom discussions and debates, internships and research projects. Upon graduation, you will be well versed in the affairs and theories of the contemporary world and have the skills to succeed in the job market or continue on to graduate school.
Erin Eiffe, a politics & sociology double major with minors in Irish studies and peace & justice, received a Fulbright scholarship to Ireland.