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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:

Campus Events

Fall Classes Begin

Fall Classes Begin

August 20th, 2018

All day event

Student Involvement & Resource Fair

Student Involvement & Resource Fair

August 20th, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Week of Welcome:  Taylor Reed

Week of Welcome: Taylor Reed

August 20th, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Week of Welcome: Mini Carnival

Week of Welcome: Mini Carnival

August 20th, 2018

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Week of Welcome: Budget Smart Game

Week of Welcome: Budget Smart Game

August 20th, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Week of Welcome: DJ Joe Dubb

Week of Welcome: DJ Joe Dubb

August 21st, 2018

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Student Involvement & Resource Fair

Student Involvement & Resource Fair

August 21st, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop

August 21st, 2018

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

99.7 WDJX Campus Crash

99.7 WDJX Campus Crash

August 21st, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Frisbee Can Jam

Frisbee Can Jam

August 21st, 2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Intramural Sand Volleyball Registration Deadline

Intramural Sand Volleyball Registration Deadline

August 21st, 2018

5:00 PM - 5:01 PM

IU Southeast Volleyball vs. Grenadier Alumni

IU Southeast Volleyball vs. Grenadier Alumni

August 21st, 2018

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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