Sociology and Political Science

Political Science

Within the Department of Sociology and Political Science, the program of political science has the primary mission of offering a strong academic program in political science and providing students with a quality liberal arts education that prepares them for a rapidly changing world and a variety of work and post-graduate educational possibilities. Recognizing that we live in an increasingly technological world, we seek to incorporate technological expertise and appreciation of human diversity into our courses. Students are educated not only to master a diverse body of knowledge but also to think critically, analyze data and clearly communicate what they know and discover. The political science program also strives to serve the wider university, the Upper Cumberland region and the nation through research and public service.


The department offers a political science major with three options: general political science; political science with a concentration in legal studies; and, political science with a concentration in international relations/comparative government.