Apr 17, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Political Science

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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 Indiana Politics
Craig Ortsey, Peace and Conflict Studies Certificate Coordinator
Janet Badia, Director, Women’s Studies Program
Teri Luce, Secretary

The Political Science Department is an interdisciplinary home to multiple degrees that deal with fundamental institutional, social, and cultural issues in historical and contemporary, as well as local and global, contexts. Our department houses Political Science, Women’s Studies, the B.A. in Economics, the Certificate of Civic Engagement and Public Advocacy, and the Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies. The common thread that runs through our diverse academic programs is a commitment to advancing knowledge about systems of power, engagement and leadership, and civic life in a broad, inclusive perspective.

Department of Political Science

Several programs of study are offered:

  • 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
  • Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies

Women’s Studies Program

The department serves as administrative home for the Women’s Studies Program.

Programs offered include:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Women’s Studies
  • Minor in Women’s Studies
  • Certificate in Women’s Studies

Pre-Law Program and Advising

Specialized advising for pre-law students is provided by faculty in the political science department.  Although no specific major is usually required for admission to law school, pre-law students can benefit greatly from the experience and analytical skills gained from the study of political science.

For details on all of the programs offered through Political Science, see Program Descriptions  in this catalog.

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