Political Science Overview
The Department of Political Science provides a comprehensive program of instruction and research in the fundamental areas of the discipline: political institutions and processes; the origins, development and transformation of theory and concepts; understanding different approaches to political analysis; political philosophy; social theory; political economy; public policy; political and economic sociology; constitutionalism and the legal contexts necessary for understanding politics and debates about it.
Our growing, diverse department is friendly, student-centered, and committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. Our talented faculty and staff have much to offer our majors. We hope that you will explore this page to learn more about our exciting programs, career paths departing from a Political Science major or minor, and the varied resources that we offer.