The Political Science Department creates responsibly engaged citizens who learn how to produce positive change and healthy communities throughout their state and nation. We do this through the study of government and policy using creative, collaborative, and scientific skills. Guilford prepares graduates in this discipline with analytical, writing, communication, and computer training as well as the knowledge, values, and experiences needed to become responsible members of society.
Considered an art and a science, the study of Political Science allows students to study political behavior in ideological, cultural, historical and institutional settings. Guilford's curriculum provides students with a broad knowledge of both domestic and foreign political institutions, processes and issues.
Areas of study include: American Politics/Public Policy and Administration, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Political Theory/Political Analysis. Plus, individualized course plans and one-on-one advising allow students to design a plan that reflects their interests and objectives.
The Political Science major provides a solid foundation for careers in politics, public administration, international service, law, business, and journalism, graduate study, and teaching in the social sciences.