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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

Pre-Connect

Pre-Connect

February 2nd, 2023

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

CSF Dinner & Connect

CSF Dinner & Connect

February 2nd, 2023

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

IU Southeast 2023 Mental Health Summit

IU Southeast 2023 Mental Health Summit

February 3rd, 2023

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

SGA Meeting

SGA Meeting

February 3rd, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Women’s Basketball vs. Oakland City

Women’s Basketball vs. Oakland City

February 4th, 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Men’s Basketball vs. Oakland City

Men’s Basketball vs. Oakland City

February 4th, 2023

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CSF Chili Cook-Off

CSF Chili Cook-Off

February 4th, 2023

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

JSU Tu Bishvat Seder

JSU Tu Bishvat Seder

February 6th, 2023

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study

February 6th, 2023

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Employer Table Tuesday - Social Security Administration

Employer Table Tuesday - Social Security Administration

February 7th, 2023

11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Lunch Bible Study

Lunch Bible Study

February 7th, 2023

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM

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