Department of Political Science
College of Arts & Sciences
237 Graham Building
Ruth DeHoog, Professor and Head of Department
Professors Clotfelter, Crowther, Prysby; Associate Professors Buck, Griffiths, Klase, McAvoy, Meyers; Assistant Professors Cauthen, Holian, Johnson
Political science is the study of the government, politics and policies of the United States and other nations; of levels of government, such as city and state, within those nations; and of relationships among nations. It studies the political behavior, attitudes, and ideas of groups and individuals.
All 100- and 200-level courses are introductions to the study of political science. Beginning students are urged to take any 100- or 200-level course in which they may be interested.
Students seeking electives in political science may select from almost the entire range of offerings. Non-majors are urged to select their electives widely to satisfy individual intellectual interests and are not restricted to 100- and 200-level courses.
Internships and field experiences are available to both majors and non-majors in national government, public administration, and electoral politics.