Mary Ferrari, Interim Chairperson
Political Science involves the study of politics and government. The political science curriculum at Radford is intended to provide undergraduates with a background in the discipline within the context of a liberal education. The major and minor requirements in political science are intended to develop students’ analytical and communication skills as well as a knowledge of politics, the public policy process, and government institutions. By stressing ethical thinking, an understanding of diversity and global issues, creative problem solving, critical reading and thinking, information literacy, and oral and written communication skills, the program provides excellent preparation for graduate and professional studies and a variety of careers.
Given its objectives, the curriculum covers five areas corresponding with the subfields of modern political science:
- American politics
- Public administration
- Comparative politics
- International relations
- Political philosophy
For students desiring to teach political science at the secondary level, the teacher licensure option is offered through the Bachelor of Science program for Social Science.
For a general description of the Honors Academy at Radford, see here . For specific requirements of the departmental honors program, contact the Political Science department chairperson or the director of the Honors Academy.
Political Science, B.A.
Political Science, B.S.
Political Science Minor