Todd Shaw, Chair
The Department of Political Science offers programs to create the leaders of tomorrow by addressing the central questions of politics. We offer general or intensive courses of study in political science, international studies, public administration and leadership. Our degrees also provide excellent preparation for future graduate studies and research. Students of political science go on to careers in law, public administration, business and more.
The department offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with two majors: political science and international studies. Students can pursue either a general or intensive major, which requires additional coursework as well as a research project or thesis. We also offer three flexible minors in political science, international studies and leadership studies. Specific programs in the department, such as comparative politics, provide opportunities for deeper inquiry.