The Political Science Department supplements its regular course offerings with a number of other opportunities designed to help students gain practical experience to complement their theoretical proficiency. These opportunities include the following:
Honors Thesis Program. The Political Science Department offers one of the most rigorous undergraduate Honors Thesis Programs in the region. Particularly well-qualified seniors apply for admission into this highly selective program.
Opportunities for Study Abroad. The opportunity to study abroad is an integral component of the political science program, enabling students to study any specialization, particularly international law and international relations, literally anywhere in the world, including China, India, France, England, the Middle East and Europe.
Annual Moot Court Competition.Every year, the department sponsors a moot court competition. Students argue cases before real federal and state judges. Winners of the E&H competition have gone on to win major law school contests.
Studying politics gives students the skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly global, complex, and dynamic environment. A major in politics is good preparation for graduate work in the fields of law, business, journalism, politics, public administration, education, social service, and diplomatic and international affairs.