Political Science, BA

This is the first version of the 2023–24 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Most of the political science coursework required for the major is the same for BA and BS students, but the major for the BS includes a political science research component. The major for the BS also requires a set of mathematics/statistics courses, while the major for the BA does not.

The BA degree with a major in political science offers an option for an on-campus or an online program of study. See Requirements in this section of the catalog.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  • possess a basic understanding of American and world politics;
  • be able to apply a theoretical approach in political science to understand American or world politics;
  • have effective written and oral communication skills; and
  • be able to conceptualize problems and apply analytical tools to solve them.