See beyond the headlines.
Ideologies, identities, economic systems, parties, elections. What are the fundamental bases for how peoples govern themselves and behave as they do? How have divisions arisen and what are the prospects for democracy? An understanding of historical, political, and cultural underpinnings is as important to the well-being of a community as it is to national and global dynamics. You will start with a deep immersion into a broadly informed, inquiry-led curriculum. Fueled by mentored research and rich opportunities to study abroad, you will gain the ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas from a range of perspectives. Whether your dedication to the science of politics, driven by evidence and critical thought, inspires you to pursue graduate studies or a career in public policy, you will be empowered as a thoughtful, active citizen to navigate the complexities and responsibly contribute to your community and to the world.