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Department of Political Science

The Department is the academic home to 5 degree programs, around 800 undergraduate majors and minors, and over 200 graduate students.

Political science is the study of constitutions, law, and government, at the local, national, and international levels, and of those things that influence the exercise of political power, such as individual interests and attitudes, norms, institutions, and culture. It prepares students for careers in various fields, not only in government, law, and education but also in business, journalism, urban planning, and many fields on which public policies have a significant effect.