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Mission Statement

The Political Science & Philosophy Department builds education towards citizenship within the College of Arts and Humanities. The department delivers a quality education that promotes analytic reading, critical thinking, and confident writing. Our programs in Political Science and Philosophy facilitate the development of sound knowledge, practical wisdom, and a solid sense of personal-identity.

The department’s undergraduate programs have the following goals:

  • Develop a fundamental knowledge and understanding of political, social, and philosophical ideas and processes.
  • Recognize and identify political, social, and philosophical processes and the effect these have on societies.
  • Appreciate the different political systems of the different regions of the world, whether in Latin America, Asia, or in Europe.
  • Provide accurate and timely advisement to majors and minors.

In order to achieve these goals Political Science & Philosophy faculty pledge to:

  • Remain current with developments in their respective fields and share this knowledge with their students.
  • Innovate and provide students with the very best in methods of instruction.
  • Deliver to students the knowledge and information they will require to continue either into advanced degree programs or into careers more generally, as appropriate.