Degree Outcomes

  • Provides preparation for careers that require knowledge of governance and the political process.
  • Graduates pursue careers in a range of fields, including state, local, and federal government; nonprofit organizations; and international affairs.
  • Provides preparation for graduate study in political science, public administration, and nonprofit management.
  • The pre-law concentration prepares graduates to enter law school and the legal professions.
  • Teacher licensure prepares students for teaching careers.

The Student Experience

  • Internship experience with local government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and political campaigns.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research; undergraduate research scholarships available.
  • A choice of electives in American politics, law, international relations, comparative political systems, public policy, and administration.
  • Community engagement through service-learning course components.
  • Individual faculty advising sessions each semester.
  • Typical course sections of 40 or fewer students.
  • Participation in the Political Awareness Club, Model United Nations Club, and Pi Sigma Alpha (the political science honor society).
  • The Washington Summer Study Session, offered every other summer for three weeks in Washington, DC.

Accolades & Accomplishments

  • Faculty members are nationally recognized scholars who are committed to undergraduate education.
  • Students regularly interact with and faculty explore and develop their own interests within the discipline.

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