Political Science & Legal Studies

The Department of Political Science and Legal Studies offers two related programs: a minor in Political Science and a minor in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. Both curriculums emphasize critical thinking and written and oral communication skills. Classes are typically discussion-based and active learning techniques are often employed. Both programs study the connection between law and politics and are popular avenues to law school. They also provide students with opportunities to develop specific skills of value to a wide variety of prospective employers, including data analysis, communication, decision-making, and research competencies Those minors are an excellent complement to majors in philosophy, history, and psychology.

(Note: For detailed information of minors please check the current Undergraduate Catalog here).

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