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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science introduces the student to fundamental issues in the governmental process, social conditions that create a need for government, structure and procedures of governments, control of governments and enforcement of responsibility, and relationships among governments.

The goals of the program are to foster in our students an appreciation of government and politics and to prepare them to assume the duties of citizenship; to provide special knowledge and skills useful to those who plan to pursue public service; and to lay the foundations for the scholarly study of government, politics, and the law for those who plan to pursue graduate study or a legal education.

The political science degree program consists of two tracks:

  • Traditional Political Science
  • Public Service

Both require 30 credit hours in political science.

Advising Contacts

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Kristen McCrickard M.H.E.A.

ACES Advisor

Univ. Center South 207
Phone: (812) 941-2616
kmccrick@ius.edu

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Shane Thomas M.A.

ACES Assistant Director

Univ. Center South 207
Phone: (812) 941-2619
wathomas@ius.edu

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Julia A. Fleischer M.Ed.

Academic Advisor

Crestview Hall 135
Phone: (812) 941-2015
jafleisc@ius.edu

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Dana Gohmann M.Ed.

Academic Advisor

Crestview Hall 137
Phone: (812) 941-2299
dgohmann@ius.edu

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Jessica Sarver

Academic Advisor

Crestview Hall 119B
Phone: (812) 941-2013
jrsarver@ius.edu

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