The mission of the department is to prepare students for active citizenship, careers, and advanced training in politics, law, and related fields, both national and international. The curriculum includes subject matter related both to American and international governments and politics. The curriculum is intended to provide students with a broad and thorough understanding of politics and how it affects their lives.
Our faculty members are experts in their fields. In addition to impressive scholarly achievements, however, our professors pride themselves on being excellent classroom instructors. Our low student-faculty ratio and small class sizes are an added benefit, thus providing students with the opportunity to develop personal relationships with the faculty. Student evaluations confirm that the quality of the instruction and the dedication and collegiality of the faculty are high.