We offer you options.

The major in political science offers four options to tailor your degree to your future goals. The options include: 

  • General 
  • Legal Studies 
  • National Security
  • Political Theory

Legal Studies Option

This option will prepare you with courses on the judicial process, constitutional law, political theory, and electives in areas of legal specialization that will give you a better understanding of our legal system as well as those of other countries.

National Security Option

The national security option provides a background in the theories and issues involved in protecting citizens and government operations on an international stage. You'll take courses in counterterrorism, military strategy and the politics of force, peace operations, international conflict management, and intelligence analysis. You'll also learn about foreign policy and diplomacy in a contemporary global context. This option is ideal for those who want to go into the military, intelligence, or other national security-related fields.

Political Theory Option

In this option you will study classic and contemporary political thought and apply those lessons to questions of policy, justice, and law.