The Political Science Program explores ideas and values such as democracy, liberty, order, equality and justice, and closely examines the levers of power and how decisions are made.
Political Science is the study of political philosophy and government, and can lead to a career in public service or government, the non-profit sector, or in law. Since politics interacts with all aspects of society, political science has a kinship with the social sciences of psychology, sociology, and economics, and with humanities such as philosophy, history, and literature.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Articulate their place in human culture and the global society from a multi-disciplinary perspective acquired through the study of the social sciences, humanities, history, natural sciences, mathematics, arts, and languages.
- Gather, analyze, and synthesize relevant information from various sources and contexts and apply it in an informed and responsible way to address issues within the field of political science.
- Articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively in writing using APA formatting.
- Analyze the major frameworks in political science.
- Discuss both global and national institutional, governmental, political, and public policy systems and structures.
Students must demonstrate Algebra I competency before taking courses in the major. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science.