Department Chair: Scott R. Meinke
Political Science is the systematic study of all aspects of collective decision making in human society. This includes questions of right and wrong, law, power, and justice. Political scientists explore and analyze politics in the United States (American politics and policy), politics in other societies around the world (comparative politics), interactions and processes at the global level (international politics), and questions of political fairness (political theory). The Political Science Faculty Scholarship collection contains records filtered by department from Faculty Books, Faculty Conference Papers and Presentations, Faculty Contributions to Books, Faculty Journal Articles, and Other Faculty Research and Publications. The Political Science Student Scholarship collection contains records filtered by department from the Honors Thesis and Masters Thesis collections.
The main Political Science site includes a department description, faculty and staff contact information, and major and minor requirements. Past versions of the department website are archived by the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) using the Archive-It web archiving services; capture began in 2015. Finding aids for departmental records are also available online.