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Political Science Major

Description

Political Science is the study of the state and of power relations within and among states, as they are and as they ought to be. It seeks a better understanding of political and governmental behavior and institutions in order to enable society to use its collective resources more effectively for the general welfare. The principal sub-fields of the discipline are: American politics, comparative politics, international relations and political theory.

What can I do with a political science major?

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate student can declare this major.

Program Requirements

Students in the political science major pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete the corresponding degree's requirements.

Courses

  • PLS 111
  • PLS 112
  • PLS 113
  • PLS 203
  • PLS 303
  • THREE additional Political Science elective courses (nine credits)

Total Number of Credits: 36

Department of Political Science and International Studies

Department Chair: Dena Levy
Location: Brown 228
Visit Website
Email: cpersons@brockport.edu
Phone: (585) 395-2584
Fax: (585) 395-5679

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Faculty & Staff

Geoffrey C Bauer MA
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Adjunct Lecturer

Mark J Chadsey Ph.D
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Associate Professor

James S Fleming Ph.D
(University Of Arizona)
Lecturer

Steven J Jurek Ph.D
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Assistant Professor

Jean Kachiga Ph.D
(University of Frankfurt)
Visiting Assistant Professor

Dena B Levy Ph.D
(University Of Iowa)
Associate Professor and Chair

Martin McCarthy JD
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Adjunct Lecturer

Carol L O'Keefe JD
(Harvard University)
Lecturer

Susan E Orr Ph.D
(University Of Florida)
Associate Professor

Sandy M Persons
Keyboard Specialist 1

Andrea Rubery Ph.D
(Georgetown University)
Professor

Nilay Saiya Ph.D
(University Of Notre Dame)
Assistant Professor

Robert Shum Ph.D
(Johns Hopkins University)
Assistant Professor