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BA Political Science Program Outcomes

Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science prepares graduates to understand fundamental concepts in the discipline of Political Science.

Outcome 1:

Students will demonstrate the ability to ask relevant research questions pertaining to Political Science in their research papers and internship experiences.

Outcome 2:

Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize and evaluate assumptions and implications in their research papers and internship experiences.

Outcome 3:

Students will demonstrate the ability to examine and evaluate different sides of an issue in their research papers and internship experiences.

Outcome 4:

Students will demonstrate the ability to state and defend a thesis that is clear, direct, logical, and substantive in the area of Political Science.

Outcome 5:

Students will demonstrate the ability to find and use a variety of appropriately cited sources

Outcome 6:

Students will demonstrate substantive knowledge of concepts and facts relevant to Political Science.

Outcome 7 (Teaching Certification Students Only):

Students working toward teacher certification will demonstrate the ability to apply political science knowledge and methodologies within the classroom setting. (Student teachers are preparing to instruct secondary school students to understand American democratic principles and government, citizenship and political processes, and similarities and differences among major historical and contemporary forms of government).

Outcome 8 (Support Service):

The academic program will promote and realize gains in student success.

Outcome 9 (Support Service):

The academic program will promote and realize efficiency in the delivery and completion of the program