Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
POLITICAL SCIENCE, WELCOMES YOU!
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.