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B.A. in Political Science

B.A. in Political Science

  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The study of political science is designed to enable students to understand the nature of politics, public values, and the institutions and processes of politics in their various forms. Students completing a major in political science will understand and be able to interrelate the leading theories, literature, and approaches in the subfields of American government, political theory and methods, international relations, and comparative politics. Graduates can analyze and formulate effective argumentation in written and oral forms, including the ability to appreciate and accommodate diverse political ideas, and the ability to collect and critique information and ideas of others in support of original arguments. Graduates appreciate the knowledge and civic responsibilities required for effective participation in political life. The political science major is often chosen by students preparing for a career in law. Students with this goal should consult with the department in selecting courses. See also Pre professional Study. Several internship options are available to the political science major, offering students the opportunity to experience practical application of the knowledge learned in academic courses.