100 Eggers Hall
Chair: Shana Gadarian
Undergraduate Director: Daniel McDowell
Lamis Abdelaaty, Hossein Bashiriyeh, Kenneth Baynes, Mark Brockway, Keith Bybee, Horace Campbell, Matthew Cleary, Elizabeth Cohen, Francine D’Amico, Renée de Nevers, Maraam Dwidar, Colin Elman, Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson, Margarita Estévez-Abe, Christopher Faricy, Shana Gadarian, Liwu Gan, Ryan Griffiths, Dimitar Gueorguiev, Petra Hejnova, Margaret Hermann, Erin Hern, Jennifer Jackson, Seth Jolly, Sebastian Karcher, Thomas Keck, Minju Kim, Audie Klotz, W. Henry Lambright, Daniel McDowell, Glyn Morgan, Terrell Northrup, Sarah Pralle, Dennis Rasmussen, Grant Reeher, Gretchen Ritter, Shane Sanders, S.N. Sangmpam, Yüksel Sezgin, Greg Smith, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Brian Taylor, Margaret Susan Thompson, Emily Thorson, Simon Weschle, Steven White, Michael Williams, Ryan Williams, Yael Zeira, Baobao Zhang
Political science is the study of politics, government, and their relationship with other aspects of society. Courses in political science enable students to use political theory and empirical analyses to make sense of their world, to interpret political phenomena in the United States and in other areas of the world, and to understand global politics. Political science students gain research, critical thinking, and writing skills that help prepare them for a variety of careers including law, public service, electoral politics, public policy, nonprofit advocacy, international relations, business, journalism, communication, and academia.
Students are required to fulfill the requirements for the B.A. or minor in political science as stipulated in the course catalog for the academic year in which they enter Syracuse University. Graduation with a B.A. or a minor in political science requires a 2.0 average in the upper-division coursework applied toward the major or minor.