The political science major requires no special background knowledge beyond a general understanding of civics, history, and government; however, solid writing abilities and some quantitative skills are an asset.
The political science program at John Carroll University is highly flexible in structure, affording students the ability to pursue focused inquiries into their own areas of interest, or to acquire teaching certification, an interdisciplinary concentration, or a double major.
Study begins with an overview of the four basic fields of the discipline:
- United States Politics
- Comparative Politics
- International Relations
- Political Theory
In addition to these introductory courses, students also select several advanced electives. These can be concentrated in one area or distributed across several areas. Political science majors also complete a course in research methodology and a senior capstone course.
For details about the political science major, including the courses you will take, visit the John Carroll Undergraduate Bulletin.