The Political Science Major
Department of History & Political Science
The political science major ranks as one of the most practical among the several liberal arts majors. Successful careers in so many professional fields demand that the individual function effectively in a political environment. The complexity of that environment, which is the product of a long political heritage, is often both a barrier to progress and an avenue of opportunity. Knowledge of that political heritage is as essential to the ordinary citizen in a democracy as it is to the great leader or politician. You may explore some answers to the question, "What about Political Science...?" This is one of the links from the Department's Web Links page.
The political science program typically consists of eleven courses totaling 32 semester hours of work. This is in addition to the 3 hour general education requirement in American Government and Politics. This offers excellent preparation for a broad range of careers not only for students who are interested in attending law school or pursuing public service careers, but also for those anticipating careers overseas in government service, business or missions. Students completing a major in politcal science are required to complete the Major Field Examination in political science during their last semester in the program.
For a detailed breakdown of the political science major and its required supporting work, please visit The Political Science Program Planner. Still more pertinent information is readily available via the "Course Offerings", or "Advisement", links from the menu at the left above. Or you may visit the PDF online section of the Catalog dealing with Political Science. This link will open the Catalog to the departments in Schollian College where you will need to page down to Catalog pages 103-04.
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