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Political Science

School of Social Sciences & Education


The political science major is designed for those who wish to understand politics, effectively engage the world around them, and make a difference. It prepares students to study law, work in government service, research, or teach in a school setting. The political science curriculum provides a broad foundation in the study of American political history, international relations, comparative politics, and political theory. Students may also choose to participate in the American Studies Program or to study abroad in consultation with their adviser.

Two concentrations are available:

  • General – designed for those students who desire a broad foundation in all areas of politics
  • International Politics – prepares students to engage political realities within the context of global studies

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Political science majors at Milligan learn:

  • A broad knowledge of American politics, international politics, comparative politics, and political theory
  • Diverse methods to understand and analyze political institutions and political conflicts
  • Preparation across the political science discipline for a wide range of careers, not limited to but including law school, graduate school, and government service
  • An awareness of the roles and responsibilities of citizenship at the local, national, and international levels

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan College Catalog (link below). The Milligan College academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.

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Minor

The political science minor is designed for those who wish to study law or prepare for government service. Political science might be taken as a valuable adjunct to a major in history or business administration and economics.

 

What can I do with a degree in Political Science?

Download a list of potential careers in Political Science.

Faculty

Dr. Christine Browning

Christine Browning

Associate Professor of Counseling

Phone: 423.461.3513
Contact via email
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 104

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Milton Carter

Milton Carter

Community Outreach Coordinator; Assistant Professor of the Practice of Geography

Phone: 423.461.8902
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Office: Welshimer Library

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Dr. Joy Drinnon

Joy Drinnon

Professor of Psychology; Director of Undergraduate Research

Phone: 423.461.8661
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Office: Hardin Hall, 201

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Dr. Susan Higgins

Susan Higgins

Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Education; Professor of Sociology and Missions; Area Chair of Social Learning

Phone: 423.461.8739
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 116

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Hongyou Lu

Hongyou Lu

Program Development Associate for Engineering; Mandarin Chinese Instructor

Phone: 423.461.1517
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Office: Engineering Offices, B.D. Phillips Building

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Dr. Rebecca Sapp

Rebecca Sapp

Associate Professor of Counseling; Director of the Counseling Center; Director of the Master of Counseling Program; Practicum and Internship Experiences Coordinator

Phone: 423.794.3071
Contact via email
Office: Derthick Hall, 106C

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