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POLSCI-BA - Political Science


Official Name of Program

Political Science

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

BA - Bachelor of Arts



NYSED Program Code

35596 - POLSCI-BA

CIP Code


The Political Science program strives to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for careers, as well as graduate and professional studies, and to contribute as active citizens in our ever-changing interdependent world. Our students will develop critical reading, writing and thinking skills to evaluate the structure and operation of politics and power, including their own and other political systems. The Political Science program encourages community service and social responsibility through our course work and community-based internships. Students have an opportunity to do independent research to gain research experience and mentorship from individual faculty members. We offer a flexible program that serves the interests of our diverse and multicultural college community. The program will provide the foundation for students to become informed, active, socially responsible, and ethical citizens, professionals, and leaders.

Political Science Major Program Goals

Goal 1

Acquisition of Knowledge and Critical Thinking Skills for Professional Life and Graduate Studies

Goal 2

Making Evidence-Based Arguments

Goal 3

Engagement with Real-world Political and Professional Contexts