Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates with a Political Science major will:
- Study leadership styles and theories, and recognize yourself as a leader who is continually developing oneself and others.
- Gain knowledge about diverse cultures and units of governance, and realize that public space is composed of people different from oneself.
- Demonstrate skills in critical and flexible thinking and, when possible, use theory-grounded approaches and systematic thinking to investigate problems related to political issues.
- Experience local community involvement and service first hand in order to develop an appreciation and commitment to the needs of others.
- Demonstrate an understanding of political behavior, institutions, and theories.
- Explore different career options, as well as part time service opportunities, to foster public participation after graduation.
- Be able to examine questions of political ethics and problems of social justice in a manner faithful to the Jesuit spiritual heritage.
- Demonstrate proficiencies in group, oral, and written communication that are sufficient for a successful professional career.
- Become a lifelong learner regarding issues of local, national, and global importance.
- Demonstrate an understanding of social science research methodology.