Department of Political Science
College of Arts & Sciences
324 Curry Building
William Crowther, Professor and Head of Department
Professors Brady, Clotfelter, DeHoog, Prysby, Pubantz
Associate Professors Buck, Griffiths, Holian, Johnson, Klase, Lehoucq, McAvoy, Showden
Assistant Professors Bramwell, Onishi
Political science is the study of the government, politics and policies of the United States and other nations; of levels of government, such as city and state, within those nations; and of relationships among nations. It studies the political behavior, attitudes, and ideas of groups and individuals.
All 100- and 200-level courses are introductions to the study of political science. Beginning students are urged to take any 100- or 200-level course in which they may be interested.
Students seeking electives in political science may select from almost the entire range of offerings. Non-majors are urged to select their electives widely to satisfy individual intellectual interests and are not restricted to 100- and 200-level courses.
Internships and field experiences are available to both majors and non-majors in national government, nonprofit agencies, public administration, and electoral politics.