The Political Science major (BA or BS) provides students with a superior education in politics and government. Students who graduate from the Political Science program acquire fluency with the development of political thought, are conversant with the American political system at all levels, are proficient in the fundamental mechanisms of international relations, can compare political systems in a scientific fashion, and are able to detail the causes of political development.
Students graduating with a major in Political Science gain the speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills fundamental for numerous occupations (including government positions, non-profit sector, and business) and for a variety of graduate studies (Political Science, Intelligence, and Law are among the most popular.)
Courses in Political Science are applicable towards teaching licensure in History/Social Studies (see pertinent section in the catalog) and support other areas of study.
In order to graduate, all Political Science majors must sit for an exit interview and must attain at least a 2.0 grade point average in the major.