About the Program
Our curriculum combines domestic and global politics with pre-law, communication, and economics, among other courses. By merging these components with political science, our students develop the self-awareness and critical-thinking skills that will accompany them through their professional lives.
What You'll Learn
- Develop effective communication skills and a set of theoretical tools to convey your point of view.
- Enhance your global, social, and ethical consciousness.
- Analyze politics and policy among local and international bodies considering education, diversity, security, and health.
- Conduct independent research on political activity and behavior.
- Cultivate analytical thinking skills and prepare for further study in law or graduate school.
Plan of Study
Our political science program offers three different emphases: global politics, pre-law, and a customized emphasis that allows students to combine elements of the two previous emphases. Our curriculum allows you to study politics in relation to your personal interests—guiding you towards a meaningful career. We also offer an academic minor for students interested in exploring politics in domestic and global contexts.
This course addresses the historical transformation of laws, politics, and human rights. Students will explore some of the contemporary controversies concerning humanitarian intervention and human security on a global scale.
Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties
This course analyzes cases of civil liberty and the decision-making process followed by the Supreme Court. During this course, we review the impact of the Supreme Court’s decisions on the political process of the United States and deconstruct the court as a political institution.