Political Science and International Relations
Political Science, BA & BS
Develop your critical thinking skills while engaging with domestic and international issues. Taylor's political science major educates students about the social, public, and international sides of politics and broadens understanding of the political process and how it shapes the world. The Bachelor of Arts option requires a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science option pairs political science requirements with Taylor's systems curriculum.
If you are interested in learning how political science interacts with other disciplines, consider our political science, philosophy, and economics (PPE) major.
Complementary to a major in history, economics, business, English, sociology or psychology, a minor in political science gives students the chance to take classes in legal studies, domestic politics, domestic policy, and comparative and international relations politics and policy.
Students interested in law can add the legal studies minor to any major. Courses range from Business Law to Civil Rights and Liberties to Institutional Powers and American Constitution Development.
The international relations minor is designed for students interested in the political, economic, and ideological relationships between nations. Offered courses cover the spectrum from broad overviews of historical thought regarding liberty and equality to the more specific political history of the Middle East.