Choose an emphasis:
General emphasis provides a strong foundation of studies in political systems and theories, comparative politics and American and international politics. Coursework concentrates on philosophical, historical and analytical studies with a heavy emphasis on writing, communications and analytical skills.
Pre-Law emphasis provides the same core course options as the General emphasis, although with more flexibility in electives and a required course in constitutional law. Students work closely with an adviser to prepare for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) required for admission into law school.
This is an 18 credit credit program, that is completely on-line. It is a great complement to many majors. It also provides critical skills training in things like fundraising, board development, grant writing and so on to those already in the field.
Social Studies educates students for democracy. An interdisciplinary social science major, it draws from economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology. The Bachelor of Arts major prepares students for employment in a broad number of careers. This major offers breadth in background and content combined with applied skills development in the areas of the social sciences.
The Political Science minor is a great complement to any major. Every occupation is touched by political decision-making. Having a basic understanding of political processes will make you more capable of succeeding in this competitive political environment.
The International Relations minor offers those students who have a desire to better understand the dynamics of global politics and the interactions of countries. In the age of globalization, with its promises and challenges, an understanding of what motivates the behavior of global organizations and countries is very beneficial.
We offer this minor because we believe many students will benefit from a complementary minor program that emphasizes the processes of public policy-making. This program empowers students to be leaders in their fields with the tools to shape policy rather than merely react to it.