Political Science Minor
The political science program provides many educational opportunities for you as an undergraduate student, with particular strengths in comparative politics, international relations, and legal studies. A unique feature of the department is the internship program, which permits you to earn academic credit while directly experiencing government, politics, public administration and law.
A political science minor offers you the opportunity to obtain knowledge in introductory American politics and courses in concentrated areas. The minor will offer you the flexibility and the knowledge to complement a variety of fields that utilize skill in political science.
Learning in action
- Mock Trial
- Prelaw Society
- Parkside Philosophical Society
- Phi Sigma Tau
The primary purpose of the internship program is to give students the opportunity to experience the workings of politics and government first-hand. For this reason it is expected that much of the students learning in the program will come from his or her unique position as a member of the staff in a public service or agency office and from the mountain of daily information they will absorb from public documents and office briefing reports.