Political Science, Global Studies, and Geography
The Department of Political Science, Global Studies and Geography offers two majors; Political Science and Global Studies, as well as minors in Political Science, Global Studies, Geography, and Anthropology/Geography. Furthermore, a concentration in Global Studies is offered through the Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) program.
The study of political science develops knowledge and understanding of national and international government, politics, and policy. This program prepares students for careers in public service and private business, as well as for graduate work leading to careers in a variety of areas including law, public administration, policy analysis, foreign service, journalism, and college teaching. Close proximity to Washington, D.C. allows enhancement of traditional classroom work with opportunities to observe the federal government in operation and to participate through internships.
Global Studies provides an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary approach to contemporary international, transnational and global issues. Students have the opportunity to emphasize either cultural and historic, diplomatic and security, economic and development, or environmental and science interests through different concentrations. Furthermore students will have the opportunity to have a regional focus and to learn a foreign language. This holistic approach to the study of contemporary and enduring global problems prepares students for careers in the increasingly globalized job market. Allowing them to continue in graduate school as well as pursuing careers in non-governmental, public service and corporate environments.