Political Science, as a discipline, seeks to use theoretical frameworks to assess the evolution of governments, states, and other institutions as they relate to complex problems in the field. We examine individuals as political actors who contribute to construction of political realities as they relate to individual identities through topics such as race, gender, and sexuality.
Political Science Courses Offered
- Introduction to Political Science
- American Government
- International Relations
- Politics of the Middle East
- Minority Politics in the US
- Women in Politics
- Contemporary World
- Political Economy
Political Science Organizations
- Pacific Northwest Political Science Association - The aim of PNWPA is to encourage the study and effective teaching of Political Science in this region.
- American Political Science Association - APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe in order to expand awareness and understanding of politics.
Careers in political science include working in local, state, federal government as well as intergovernmental organizations (United Nations, WTO, IMF, etc.) and nongovernmental organizations (Green Peace, Human Rights Watch, etc.). Other less obvious paths include working in public policy or through the Foreign Service Office. Students interested in domestic and international law often use political science as a prelude to law school. The critical thinking skills students acquire in political science prepares students for careers in virtually any field!
University of Pittsburgh, Social Sciences M.A.T.
Notre Dame Law School, J.D.
Oral Roberts University, B.A. History; Minor, Political Science