Jun 21, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Political Science

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.