Department of Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts Building 209 ~ 260-481-6686
Michael Wolf, Chair and Professor
Georgia Ulmschneider, Lead Advisor and Pre-Law Advisor
Andy Downs, Director, Mike Downs Center for Politics
Craig Ortsey, Peace and Conflict Studies Certificate Coordinator
Janet Badia, Director, Women’s Studies Program
Teri Luce, Secretary
Political Science studies basic issues in governance; political structures, processes and controls; social conditions; and intergovernmental relations. This program helps you prepare to be an informed citizen or public servant; to succeed in a wide variety of careers; or to engage in further study of government, politics, or law.
The Department of Political Science offers several programs of study:
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics
- Minor in Political Science
- Minor in Economics
- Certificate in Civic Education and Public Advocacy
In addition, the department serves as administrative home for the Women’s Studies Program which offers:
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Women’s Studies
- Minor in Women’s Studies
- Certificate in Women’s Studies
For details on all of these programs, see Program Descriptions this catalog.
Prelaw Program and Advising
Specialized advising for prelaw students is provided by faculty in the political science department. Although no specific major is usually required for admission to law school, prelaw students can benefit greatly from the experience and analytical skills gained from the study of political science.