Small Classes and Accessible Professors
The Department of Politics offers programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy in politics. The faculty share a strong commitment to theoretical, historical, institutional, and constitutional approaches to the study of government and politics.
In political theory, the department has special strengths in the history of Western political thought, American political thought, Christian political thought, culture and politics, constitutionalism, and contemporary political thought. In American government and politics, the department offers in-depth perspectives on the American presidency, Congress, the Supreme Court and constitutional law, American political development and culture, political parties and elections, and intelligence policy and institutions. In the field of world politics, the department offers broad expertise in such areas as American foreign policy, international relations, comparative government and politics, international political economy, national security, anti-terrorism and radicalism, and Latin American Politics.