Political Science

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Undergraduate Program

Minor

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Student studying; reading book in Heelan Hall

Why This Program? 

A different kind of science. 

The Briar Cliff political science minor aims to provide the student with a comprehensive introduction to the discipline. Political Science is a social science that deals with the way human beings organize and govern themselves.

  • Understanding power dynamics: Political science is a valuable component of a liberal education because it enhances our understanding of human relations and behavior, how we make decisions, and the factors that influence them. Power, justice, law, social order and the creations of effective and equitable human relationships are the essential concerns of the discipline.
  • Pair up: A minor in political science is very complimentary for majors in History, Business, Criminal Justice, and Environmental Studies. 
  • Be prepared: Political science prepares students for graduate study and research; for professional careers in business, law and government; for active participation in local, state and national politics. Because political science enhances our understanding of human relations and behavior, how we make decisions and factors that influence them, it is a valuable component of a liberal arts education.

The political science program offers students both the opportunities to gain a liberal arts education and prepare for a future career.