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Political Science and Sociology

Department of Political Science and Sociology


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Mission Statement

Through a study of government, law, public policy, international relations, and area studies, our mission is to prepare students with knowledge and skills for a number of career possibilities, and to instill civic responsibility and leadership.

About the Department

We are a dynamic, student-centered department that offers bachelor’s degrees in both political science and sociology. Classes are taught by award-winning faculty, and students get firsthand experience of discipline-based careers through internship programs. Graduates of our programs have gone on to lead successful careers in government, law, public sector, non-profit management, and international and non-governmental organizations.

Our students take leadership roles in campus and community activities—through policy debate, Model United Nations, clubs, and honor societies.

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