Department of Political Science Mission Statement

The Department of Political Science seeks to guide students towards becoming active and informed members of the community, locally and globally. We train students in five subfields--American Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Public Law, and Public Administration-- with the aim of increasing their knowledge of the historical and geographical specificity of political power, institutions, values and practices, as well the ways in which these can be transformed. Our faculty supports students as they learn to think and act as conscious and fully engaged political agents, committed to social justice and political transparency and participation. Students leave the classroom with the knowledge and skills to open doors to diverse career opportunities.