Undergraduate Programs

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B.A. or B.S. Major

Program Requirements (2012-13 Catalog)

Program Requirements (2013-14 Catalog)

Program Requirements (2014-15 Catalog)

Emphases

international politicsInternational Politics

International Politics encompasses questions of international concern, ranging from democratization in the developing world to terrorism and other international conflicts.

 

justicescalesJustice and Democracy: The American Experiment

The Justice and Democracy emphasis allows students to study the theme of justice and democracy across Public Law, American Politics, and Political Theory. American democracy – its history, development, institutions, behavior, and traditions of political thought – serves as a primary but not exclusive case study.

PoliticsPolitics

The emphasis in politics is designed for students who want maximum flexibility within their program of study or wish to create a particular specialization within political science.

public administrationPublic Administration

This emphasis is designed primarily for students seeking a career in federal, state, or local government; in non-profits; or in regional quasi-governmental bodies such as public authorities, special districts, or councils of government.

 

Public LawPublic Law

The department proudly maintains one of the most highly developed undergraduate public law programs in the nation.  The public law program exposes students to the intersection between politics and law, with a specific focus on constitutional issues.