The study of political science is mainly the study of governments: their social and economic environments, how they are organized, how and why they decide upon and carry out policies, and how nation-states interact on the world scene. The discipline also includes the study of political ideas and values, past and present, citizen behavior, and recent trends in methods of research and analysis aimed at enlarging our knowledge of political processes. In this sense, the Department of Political Science provides students with the perspective and background necessary to understand the complex and often confusing reality of politics.
The Department of Political Science offers prelaw advising to all students at the University regardless of a student's major field of study. If you are thinking of applying to law school or would like more information on the LSAT or law school admission standards, please contact a Prelaw Advisor: