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Programs of Study

At the undergraduate level, the Department of Political Science and Law offers two majors and four minors.

  • Political Science major  (33 credits required). This major enables students to pursue areas of interest in American Government and Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Political Theory.
  • Jurisprudence, Law and Society major (33 credits required). This major  provides a solid foundation for students aspiring to law school and other graduate studies, as well as for work in many other careers that require analytic, conceptual and communications skills.
  • Policy Studies major (42 credits required).  This major provides students with an understanding of the public policy process through a multidisciplinary curriculum grounded in Political Science.  Students majoring in Policy Studies gain a practical skillset preparing them for work in government, with interest groups, businesses, and non-profits.


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The MA in Law and Governance is a program combining state of the art 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, non-governmental organizations and international organizations.