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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science (Social Science)

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Wells-Lewis - Chair, Delehanty, Higashi, Nicoletti, & Shoaf
Webster Hall 245 • 417-625-9565


Preparing students for professional careers in law, international affairs, and public service with a strong sense of responsible citizenship is the mission of the Political Science program within the Social Science Department at MSSU.

Our faculty is committed to excellence in teaching while also providing students with access to valuable experiences applicable to their future career. The faculty are committed to experiential learning activities in and outside of the classroom: offering courses that allow students to travel, helping to support registered student organizations, and a variety of internship opportunities. The department provides students with the opportunity to cultivate critical thinking, communication and technological skills.

Political Science also provides instructional resources for students interested in International and Political Affairs (IPA) baccalaureate degrees.  The BA or BS in IPA allow students to complete a varied course curriculum, while also developing a concentration in specific areas of that curriculum.  These concentrations include: International Affairs, Political Affairs, Legal Affairs, Geography and Environmental Affairs as well as Global Cultural Studies.  Students interested in an IPA baccalaureate degree can also pursue a variety of additional credentials or certificates including: International Politics and Diplomacy, Legal Studies, Gender Studies, Public Administration, Campaigns and Elections as well as Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

A Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in Social Studies - Political Science emphasis certifies a student to teach on the secondary school level. A minor in Political Science is available for students majoring in other disciplines. Other minors in Political Science subfields are available as well. General Education/Core 42 Requirement Area 1B can be met by PSC 0120 . PSC 0120  is a prerequisite for all other political science courses.


    Major Programs (Undergraduate)


      Political Science

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