The programs in the Department of Political Science and Leadership Studies encourage students to think deeply about fundamental issues of justice, leadership, ethics and human behavior.
Through classes and experiential learning, our students gain theoretical and practical knowledge of institutions at the local, national and global levels. They also grow in their ability to contribute as engaged citizens and leaders, as we prepare them for graduate study or careers in a wide range of fields in the public and private sectors.
Here's just one answer: students develop useful leadership skills to go beyond the headlines in understanding local, national, and global events and controversies.
The Political Science curriculum enhances the educational opportunities for political science majors, international studies majors, and related minors.
This interdisciplinary minor is designed for students interested in law and considering pursuing a career in law after graduation.
To enhance the skills, vision and moral code of students drawn to leadership, this interdisciplinary minor will challengestudents to critically analyze and build on their abilities to act as knowledgeable, ethical and caring leaders for the diverse world in which we live.