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  • Bachelor of Science Government & Law
  • Minor in Government Law
  • Minor in Pre-Law
  • Master of Public Administration

Government and Law

The Government and Law program includes a core of courses essential for all public sector-related careers, plus a systematic study of political and governmental institutions and behavior. It focuses on governmental services, political theory, American and international law, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, and research methods. This degree seeks to prepare students for careers, advancement, or graduate studies in government, politics, law, and other political science-related fields.

Students have a variety of degree options from which to choose:

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Understand the structure and perspective of Political Science.
  2. Understand the research processes of Political Science.
  3. Understand the institutions of government, politics, and law at the local, state, national and international levels.
  4. Understand alternative political systems.
  5. Understand the importance of civic engagement in American society.
  6. Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to analyze data and textual materials, and to think critically.

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Josh Meddaugh

Dr. Josh Meddaugh
Professor of Political Science, Department Chair