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2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science

Dr. Eric Rittinger, Chair

Department Faculty and Staff

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The Department of Political Science offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in political science, which furthers the understanding of political processes and structures at the local, state, national and international levels. Central concerns include the relationship between governmental leaders and citizens, the relationships between nations and the effect on politics of economic, social and cultural forces.

The study of political science is a basis for citizens’ responsible political participation and critical thinking, particularly in analyzing public policies. Internship and international field study courses provide hands-on experiences in the real political world.


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