Political Science Program Outcomes

Library, archival and database research

  • Students will display a capacity to effectively employ library, archival and electronic databases for research purposes.

Research design and data collection proficiency

  • Students will be able to design a clear research question, collect relevant data and construct a narrative analyzing their findings.

Political science knowledge

Students will display familiarity with the major authors, works, and theories of the canon of political science in each of the following sub-disciplines:

  • American Political Institutions and Processes including public law
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Political Systems (Area Studies)

Research communication proficiency

  • Students will be able to present, discuss and defend their own research at a high level of professional discourse.