The Department challenges and encourages its faculty to:

Master the art of teaching, contribute to their profession as active scholars and researchers, and promote an atmosphere of care and concern for each student inside and outside the classroom. Both faculty and students share a responsibility for creating a lively and diverse community of scholars marked by civility, mutual respect, and support.


The Political Science Department strives to help all majors:

  • Develop a broader and deeper understanding of politics and political science
  • Acquire the skills necessary to think critically and communicate effectively about politics
  • Cultivate a commitment to engaged citizenship and a just society