Degrees and programs

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The objectives of our degree programs are to provide students with knowledge of the theory, principles, and practice of government and politics at the local, national, and international levels.

For a list of course offerings, use the course search tool in the academic catalogue.

Undergraduate programs

The objectives of our plans in Political Science, American Political Studies, and International Affairs are to provide students with knowledge of the theory, principles, and practice of government and politics at the local, national, and international levels and of the analytic tools in each discipline; to prepare students for occupations in business, government, nonprofit organizations, public relations, interest groups, policy institutes, teaching, and law; and to promote liberal education by fostering habits of critical study, clarity of thought, and diligence of research.

We offer four undergraduate programs. Learn more about our undergraduate programs and degrees.

Graduate programs

The graduate curriculum pivots around traditional subject areas: American Politics, Public Administration, Public Policy, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory. Masters and doctoral students also formulate specialized programs that enable students to pursue personal interests. The department has particular strengths in environmental politics and sustainability, political economy of development, and politics of diversity. In additional, cognate fields drawing from a wide variety of disciplines across the university are available.

We offer three graduate programs and one certificate program. Find out what our graduate programs and degrees have to offer you.

Apply for graduate programs through the Graduate College.