100 Eggers Hall
Chair: Mehrzad Boroujerdi
Lamis Abdelaaty, Kristi J. Andersen, Michael Barkun, Hossein Bashiriyeh, Kenneth Baynes, James P. Bennett, G. Matthew Bonham, Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Keith J. Bybee, Horace Campbell, Matthew R. Cleary, Elizabeth F. Cohen, Francine D’Amico, Renée de Nevers, David Kwame Dixon, Gavan Duffy, Colin Elman, Miriam Fendius Elman, Margarita Estévez-Abe, Christopher G. Faricy, Shana Gadarian, Dimitar D. Gueorguiev, Petra Hejnova, Margaret Hermann, Seth Jolly, Thomas M. Keck, Ralph Ketcham, Audie Klotz, W. Henry Lambright, Robert D. McClure, Daniel McDowell, Glyn Morgan, Spencer Piston, Sarah B. Pralle, Grant D. Reeher, Mark Rupert, Anoop Sadanandan, S.N. Sangmpam, Yüksel Sezgin, Jeffrey M. Stonecash, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Brian D. Taylor, Laurence Thomas, Margaret Susan Thompson, Danielle M. Thomsen, Stuart J. Thorson
The study of political science helps us answer critical questions about how power in exercised in society and how benefits and burdens are distributed among the world’s countries and citizens within them. Political Science can serve as the core of a liberal arts education, helping you to master critical thinking, research, and writing skills while exposing you to some of the most important traditions of thought about politics and public life. It can prepare you for a lifetime of active and informed citizenship. And it can help you prepare a path to law school, graduate school, and careers in law, public service, electoral politics, public policy, journalism and communications, non-profit advocacy, international relations, and academia, among other fields.
Students are required to fulfill the requirements for the B.A. or minor in political science as stipulated in the course catalog for the academic year in which they declare their political science major or minor. Graduation with a B.A. or a minor in political science requires a 2.0 average in the upper-division coursework applied toward the major or minor.