Political Science - 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.