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The Department of Political Science is dedicated to understanding and explaining politics. We offer courses on a range of topics both on domestic and international politics. Students study governance systems, public policies, political behavior and institutional design. Courses use a variety of research methods, both quantitative and qualitative and stress written and ...

FAQ for Prospective Ph.D. Students

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Undergraduate Major

The mission of the undergraduate program in Political Science is to provide students with a solid grasp of the American political system and other political systems within the context of global forces, international conflicts, social movements, ideological systems and diversity.


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