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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science




Political Science


As a political science major at California University of Pennsylvania, you’ll learn to break down power relations to uncover the behaviors, practices and rules of the game whose victors designate who gets what, when and how. You will study the full spectrum of power to understand the behavior that leads to political gains as well as the barriers that prohibit access to political power.

The mission of the Political Science program is to encourage literate, critical thinking by students, who work with faculty engaged in diverse, broadly based scholarships. The faculty strives to mentor and develop students as they build character and careers.

Political science is a highly prescribed discipline. It limits its interests to the political aspects of human behavior, both national and international, including the study of power and organizations.

Students can take a wide range of courses in the major subfields:  American Politics, Public Policy, Public Administration, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory.   Political Science faculty are published in areas, such as parties and elections, constitutional law, political theory, and area studies.  


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Spotlight on Political Science

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POS 319 - Campaign Management (TR 9:30AM) w/ Dr. Blumberg

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A course on political campaigns and elections that combines theory and practice. The emphasis is placed on campaign strategy. LAB COURSE


POS 347 - Classical Political Though (MWF 2PM) w/ Dr. Heim


This course will consider the content and evolution of political thought from the world of ancient Greece and Rome through the medieval period. Emphasis on Plato, Aristotle, Julius Caesar, and Tacitus. Subjects considered are nature and forms of government, political values, forms of government, and influence on contemporary politics.