Degree Objectives/Learning Outcomes
The Department of Political Science seeks to instill in its graduates a variety of skills and levels of knowledge that will serve them regardless of the profession they ultimately choose. Among these objectives are:
- To enhance their abilities to communicate in both written and oral form;
- To enhance their ability to think through and compare competing theories and information utilizing logical and analytical means.
- To be knowledgeable in the six subfields of the discipline including major trends, debates, theories, and methods.
- To be prepared for graduate study in political science or a related discipline such as law.
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Special Areas of Interest
International Relations/Foreign Policy
Students must take 30 political science credits at the 300–400 level. Courses must be selected from all six areas and be distributed as follows:
- Two courses in three areas
- One course in a fourth, fifth and sixth area
- One elective
Internships may be taken as general electives.
PSC 405O (MODEL U.N.) may not be used as the only course in the International Relations/Foreign Policy area.
For academic advising, students should contact the College of Liberal Arts Wilson Advising Center. Majors and minors should see a faculty advisor for career advising and for more specialized academic advising.