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Political Science Major

The Political Science major provides students with a general education in the liberal arts and an introduction to the complexities of the political process. The major offers students the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of American politics, politics of other nations, and political theory. The major is designed to offer students maximum flexibility when selecting classes. Courses transferred from your study abroad experience may possibly be used either in the advanced courses and related are of the major.

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International Politics Major (INTPL) International Political Economy Concentration

The International Politics major provides students with a broad, comprehensive education in international relations, foreign policy, and the politics of other nations. Majors take courses in international and comparative politics, as well as in economics, geography, and history.

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International Politics Major (INTPL) International Relations Concentration

The International Politics major provides students with a broad, comprehensive education in international relations, foreign policy, and the politics of other nations. Majors take courses in international and comparative politics, as well as in economics, geography, and history.

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International Politics Major (INTPL) National Security Concentration

The International Politics major provides students with a broad, comprehensive education in international relations, foreign policy, and the politics of other nations. Majors take courses in international and comparative politics, as well as in economics, geography, and history.

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Business and Liberal Arts Minor

This minor offers fundamental courses in business, the opportunity for more advanced business courses, and Liberal Arts coursework emphasizing various perspectives on business. All students take a course on Business and the Liberal Arts co-taught by alumni, along with a course on Leadership, and have a reasonable degree of flexibility in remaining courses.

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Global Security Minor

The Global Security Minor will be jointly offered by the College of Information Sciences and Technology and the College of the Liberal Arts and overseen by the Department of Political Science. This joint minor is intended to provide students with a background of the theoretical frameworks and skill sets needed to understand the concepts essential to security and related analyses; the challenges and problems faced when dealing with threats to security (e.g., technology, policies, and regulations); and the strengths and weaknesses of various methods of analyzing and responding to challenges to security. The minor includes a grounding in social, historical, and cultural factors that underlie both conflict between states and conflicts between state and nonstate actors, as well as the legal, ethical, and regulatory issues related to security. A one-time tuition surcharge will be applied to all students enrolled in the minor.

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Minor in Political Science

The Political Science Minor consists of 18 credits with at least one course in each of the following Political Science areas: American politics, international relations, comparative politics and theory/methodology. Six (6) of these 18 credits must be at the advanced 400-level.

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Upcoming Events
Comparative Politics Workshop Oct 29, 2014 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM — 302 Pond Lab
Quantitative Social Science Initiative Colloquium Nov 07, 2014 12:10 PM - 01:15 PM — B001 Sparks - the 'Databasement'
Quantitative Social Science Initiative Colloquium Nov 14, 2014 12:10 PM - 01:15 PM — B001 Sparks - the 'Databasement'
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