What is Political Science?
Are you interested in American politics? Elections? Civil liberties? International relations? Conflict and war? Political systems in other countries? Democratization? Political science is the social scientific study of these issues and many others. If some of these topics seem interesting, majoring in political science might be ideal for you. Our interdisciplinary approach to learning provides students with a unique program emphasizing innovative ways to understand politics. We also offer a competitive Honors Program for exceptional students.
Fields of Study
- American Politics
- Comparative Politics
- International Relations
- Political behavior (e.g., public opinion, elections)
- Political institutions (e.g., legislatures, courts)
- Systematic understanding (e.g., empirical methods)
- Interdisciplinary approaches (e.g., economic, cognitive)