Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Studies
Political Studies is much more than simply the study of governments, states or elections. In Political Studies we explore the power relations that weave throughout societies. Individuals, communities, families, faith organizations, corporations, non-governmental organizations, and other institutions are analyzed.
Why major in Political Studies at CMU?
Political Studies at CMU addresses power and inequalities among people, communities, and states. You will explore how the state, other institutions, roles and relationships, technologies, bodies of knowledge, and practices of culture and citizenship facilitate or compromise the goals of justice, peace, and human dignity. A close study of the classic texts, concepts, methodologies, and assumptions of Political Studies provides a basis for further inquiry.
CMU’s Political Studies program is unique in offering a truly global approach to politics, including the study of human rights, peace and conflict, ecological politics, and a focus on faith and social justice not available elsewhere.