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What is Political Science?

Political Science is the study of power. Power is at the core of almost any kind of relationship – in families, workplaces, religious, community or government organizations. Political Science is primarily interested in the power relationship between citizens and their governments and in the power relationship among governments, whether it is between or within countries. Political scientists study how different governments use power, how power functions within government institutions and bureaucracies, as well as the sources and limits of governmental power. Political scientists examine interactions between citizens and government through elections, participation in interest groups, grassroots activism, and public opinion.

We offer a B.A. degree in Political Science with the option of a traditional track or a public administration track.

Regardless of the track, students must complete 30 hours of Political Science courses, including the following: Introduction to American Politics (Y103), Research Methods (Y387), and the Senior Seminar (Y490).

Special Features

Political Science majors enjoy small classes with faculty members who are both teachers and scholars. Students can sharpen their intellectual skills and increase their knowledge through extensive interaction with faculty and fellow students.

Many of our students are involved in the following student organizations that stimulate discussions of contemporary issues:

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Lunch and Learn - Admissions Information

Lunch and Learn - Admissions Information

March 2nd, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sojourners for Truth…Find Your Village at IUS!

Sojourners for Truth…Find Your Village at IUS!

March 2nd, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Proctoring and Authentic Assessment

Proctoring and Authentic Assessment

March 2nd, 2021

12:25 PM - 1:10 PM

Ladies Bible Study

Ladies Bible Study

March 2nd, 2021

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

(24)Softball vs. (5)Marian University

(24)Softball vs. (5)Marian University

March 3rd, 2021

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(24)Softball vs. (5)Marian University

(24)Softball vs. (5)Marian University

March 3rd, 2021

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Spectrum Spring 2021 Meetings

Spectrum Spring 2021 Meetings

March 3rd, 2021

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

9th Annual Voices of Change Speech Contest

9th Annual Voices of Change Speech Contest

March 4th, 2021

7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Pre-Med Society Meeting

Pre-Med Society Meeting

March 5th, 2021

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

SGA Meeting

SGA Meeting

March 5th, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(11)Baseball vs. University of Rio Grande

(11)Baseball vs. University of Rio Grande

March 5th, 2021

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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