Dec 08, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science


Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts 

Liberal Arts Building 209  ~ 260-481-6686

Michael Wolf, Chair
Georgia Ulmschneider, Lead Advisor for Political Science, and Pre-Law Advisor
Andy Downs, Program Coordinator Civic Education & Public Advocacy Certificate, and Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics
Craig Ortsey, Program Coordinator, Peace & Conflict Studies Certificate
Suzanne LaVere, Program Director and Lead Advisor for Women’s Studies
Nodir Adilov, Lead Advisor for Economics
Teri Luce, Administrative Assistant, Political Science
Hayley King, Administrative Assistant, Women’s Studies Program
Kathy Bergoff, Administrative Assistant, Economics


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.