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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

Last day to Withdraw from 1st 7 week class

Last day to Withdraw from 1st 7 week class

February 17th, 2020

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(22)Baseball vs. Saint Ambrose University

(22)Baseball vs. Saint Ambrose University

February 17th, 2020

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VOA Fit: FREE HIV TESTING

VOA Fit: FREE HIV TESTING

February 17th, 2020

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop

February 17th, 2020

12:20 PM - 1:10 PM

(22)Baseball vs. Saint Ambrose University

(22)Baseball vs. Saint Ambrose University

February 17th, 2020

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Employer Information Table

Employer Information Table

February 18th, 2020

11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

ILTE-sponsored workshop

ILTE-sponsored workshop

February 18th, 2020

12:20 PM - 1:10 PM

Confronting Comma Confusion

Confronting Comma Confusion

February 18th, 2020

12:25 PM - 1:05 PM

Mock Caucus 2020

Mock Caucus 2020

February 18th, 2020

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Women’s Basketball vs. Indiana University Kokomo

Women’s Basketball vs. Indiana University Kokomo

February 18th, 2020

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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