Political Science and Sociology

Chair: Ken Mitchell, Department of Political Science and Sociology
Sociology Program Director: Johanna Foster

The political science curriculum offers a variety of courses that strengthen understanding of traditional and contemporary issues in American politics, legal studies, international affairs, comparative politics, and public policy. The curriculum assists students in preparing for leadership and careers in business, journalism, law, politics, public service, and teaching.

Political Science National Student Honor Society: Pi Sigma Alpha

Political Science Departmental Honors: will be earned based on the following criteria being met:

  • Two additional 300+ level courses beyond those required for the Political Science major
  • Students should apply to the chair of the Political Science and Sociology Department at the start of their junior year
  • Overall G.P.A. 3.5 or higher; Political Science G.P.A. must be 3.75 or higher

Sociology National Student Honor Society: Alpha Kappa Delta

Sociology Departmental Honors: will be earned based on the following criteria being met:

  • Two additional 300+ level courses beyond those required for the Sociology major
  • Students should apply to the chair of the Political Science and Sociology Department at the start of their junior year
  • Overall G.P.A. 3.5 or higher; Sociology G.P.A. 3.75 or higher

Student Clubs: Debate Team, Global Service Club (Model UN), Moot Court, Mock Trial, Political Science Club, Pre-Law Club, and Sociology Club