Welcome to the Department of Political Science

The political science curriculum is delivered by an award-winning group of faculty with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. The curriculum introduces students to political ideas and theories that enable them to understand important societal challenges in new ways. From climate change to civil war to immigration and racial justice, political science courses provide an opportunity for students to study the issues that they care about.

The political science curriculum also equips students with the practical tools needed to flourish in professional life. These tools include an understanding of research methods, quantitative analysis, critical thinking, and written and oral communication skills. Graduates of the program have the insight needed to understand the way that power operates at both the local and global levels and the skills to put this knowledge