We offer professional certificates, an undergraduate minor, a Bachelor of Arts degree, or even directly to a Master of Arts in Political Science with our new accelerated 4 + 1 program.

The Major

We structure our Bachelor of Arts in Political Science to include an optional public policy track. Both tracks provide the opportunity to explore historical, quantitative, experimental, ethnographic, psychological and creative methodologies. 

Research and teaching in the department center on the major fields of:

  • American politics
  • comparative politics
  • international relations
  • political theory 
  • public policy

Politics just got a little bit more colorfulWe also offer more specialized training in:

  • human rights
  • legal studies
  • gender politics
  • race and ethnic politics
  • European studies
  • indigenous politics
  • urban politics

A major in International Studies is offered through the university's International Studies Department and includes coursework in political science. The program is designed to offer students a thorough education in international issues preparing them for international careers.