The program in political science provides a comprehensive set of theoretical and empirical strategies for understanding political experience with all its complexities. The department offers four distinct disciplines of political knowledge seeking and analysis:
- American politics
- Comparative politics
- International relations
- Political theory
The curriculum emphasizes the ability to recognize, evaluate and debate those fundamental human issues, power differentials and diverse actors that have shaped political institutions, practices and texts. Students majoring in political science are well-prepared to pursue graduate training in a variety of fields, including public policy, law, journalism, political science and related social science fields.