Department of Political Science
Political science delves into the study of governments, public policies, and political behavior. It is a social science which uses both humanistic perspectives and scientific skills to examine the United States and all countries and regions of the world.
Majoring in political science can qualify you for many different careers in private, for-profit, and non-profit organizations, as well as the public sector.
Studying political science grounds students in the importance of political participation and prepares them to take part in the political life of their communities and the nation.
A Well Instructed People Alone Can Be Permanently A Free People
— James Madison
“The critical analysis skills, public speaking abilities, and research methods that I learned from the Political Science curriculum and faculty were extremely valuable in preparing me to undertake a satisfying and successful professional career in the legal and public policy arenas.”
— Quanah Spencer
Political Science Major and Graduate of Fort Lewis College