Sociology & 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.
About Political Science at Tech
The department offers a political science major with two options: general political science and political science with a concentration in legal studies.
The Political Science program within the Department of Sociology and Political Science offers a variety of academic courses, all of which are consistent with the missions of the University and the College of Arts and Sciences in the areas of instruction, research, technology, and service.
Political Science Curriculum
The Political Science curriculum is informally divided into the following subfields:
- American Government
- Public Law
- International Relations
- Comparative politics
- Political theory
- State and Local Government
The political science program is at the undergraduate level and leads to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Students can complete the general Political Science degree or complete a degree in Political Science with a concentration in Legal Studies. The department also offers a variety of professional development opportunities for political science majors. Majors will have the opportunities to intern with a variety of local, state, and national political organizations and agencies, to take part in Tennessee Tech's independent Pre-Law program, and take part in various activities such Model United Nations and Moot Court competitions.