Political Science

Political Science is the scientific study of how competing conceptions of the good life are conceptualized in theory and realized in cultures, institutions, processes, and practices. The different areas of political science include: American politics, comparative politics, world politics (international relations), and political theory.

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Dariush Haghighat
Department Chair, Economics, Geography and Political Science
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Political Science
Major Units
Typical Time to Completion
2 years
Program Map

If you are interested in understanding our communities, how they’re formed and what influences their structures, while others are driven to take a more hands-on role to improve and advance our societies, you can explore other instructional pathways in Social and Behavioral Sciences.