The political science department seeks to provide the student with knowledge
of political life, research abilities, and the ability to confront problems of
political significance. The department seeks to develop graduates who are wellprepared
to proceed to the next level of academic training or employment in
areas where a knowledge of politics is considered both necessary and desirable.
The department has two components. Plan I, the general Political Science
component, emphasizes law and graduate school preparation. Plan II, the
Public Administration component, emphasizes preparation for work in both
the public and private sectors of society.
Majors have a variety of potential career paths, including careers in
government, foreign service, international civil service, research, and teaching.
Political science majors also will be eligible for administrative careers in policy
planning and implementation. In addition, study in the discipline will provide a
basic course concentration for pre-law and for graduate and professional
programs leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.