The Department of Government is one of ten departments in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts and is located on the first floor of the Vera Dugas Liberal Arts North Building. Political science is the study of government, public policy and the political behavior of individuals, groups and institutions. There are 15 full-time faculty members in the department from a variety of doctoral universities throughout the country. These individuals have specializations in a number of sub-fields.
Political Science Degree Programs
In choosing a degree track in the department, the student is allowed to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with the general education requirements outlined by the College of Liberal and Applied Arts. A student may select from more than 30 junior- or senior-level courses to fit specific interests and goals that include international relations, comparative government, political theory, law, public administration, or American politics.
- A major in political science consists of PSC 303, 490 and 30 additional advanced hours in political science. PSC 141 and 142 do not count toward the major or minor. Students with a major in political science may choose the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
- A minor consists of 18 advanced political science hours.
Students may major in public administration for either a B.A. or B.S. degree.
- The major has two components: (1) a 21 semester hour PA core consisting of PSC 344, 345, 346, 444, 445, 470, and CSC 121, plus (2) an additional nine semester hours selected from PSC 313, 402, 403, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450 or 499.
- A minor in public administration consists of the 21-hour PA core.
For more information, contact the Department of Government at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936.468.3903.