As an area of study within the framework of the liberal arts, our program examines the impact of government upon the life of the individual and of individual citizens upon government.
The Political Science major from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth utilizes scientific, philosophical, and applied perspectives to examine politics in the United States and throughout the world.
Our majors acquire proficiency in writing, communication, advocacy, and comparative analysis--skills that are vital in today's working environment. An education in political science prepares students to think critically and to act as effective global citizens.
The department's faculty are accomplished scholars who have published widely and are active in their profession. The professors are proud to maintain a tradition of valuing teaching while recognizing the importance of academic research. This balance provides students with the opportunity to receive personalized attention from a skilled faculty of scholars who are actively engaged in professional research.
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