About Us

The Department of Political Science and Law is recognized both internationally and nationally for the quality of its programs and curriculum. We offer state of the art political and legal theory in the classroom and internships. There are internships and practicums in venues running the gamut from municipal, county and state opportunities to international NGOs and a variety of countries. Opportunities to study law with faculty who have multiple degrees in the humanities and social sciences, as well as law degrees, launch students in career trajectories toward the highest levels of government and the judiciary.

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Our Programs

At the undergraduate level, the Department of Political Science and Law offers three majors and four minors. The Department’s 33-credit Political Science major enables students to pursue areas of interest in American Government and Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Political Theory and Philosophy. An 18-credit Political Science minor is also offered. The Department’s Public Administration minor provides essential background for those seeking employment in state and local government. 

The MA in Law and Governance is a program combining sophisticated public policy and state of the art legal analysis in a regulatory law context. Graduates typically work in legal and policy application in industry, state and local government, private non-profit organizations, NGOs and international organizations.

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Careers or Skills Gained

Students who study Political Science and Jurisprudence gain valuable skills to help them find success in a wide variety of fields. The Political Science major creates leaders in politics and public policy internationally and domestically. The Jurisprudence, Law and Society major or Pre-law Studies minor prepares students for the demands of law school or a law-related field.  Most American elected officials either majored or minored in political science, or concentrated in similar courses.

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