Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Political Science offers a variety of course options in the study of politics to prepare students for both professional success and informed, engaged citizenship in our increasingly globalized world. The department's course offerings are organized into:

The department has 13 core faculty members. Their research and teaching together span all four major subfields of political science:

In the study of politics, our concern is both practical and evaluative:

Thus, we are not merely concerned with understanding how societies are governed but also with the consequences for human welfare of various political structures, processes, and beliefs.

We hope thereby to assist in some way in the perennial quest of men and women for a just, compassionate, and responsible political order.