Political Science + International Studies

Political Science

The study of political science is geared towards helping students understand, research and critically assess the intricate relationships between peoples and their domestic governmental and political systems, both nationally and in the international arena. Political scientists study such topics as peace and war, the making of public and international policy, the values held by people in particular political systems, political participation, and the political roles of special interests, the media and public opinion, among other issues. All of these are related to the expectations people have of their leaders and how their leaders behave.