Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Political science majors should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and skills necessary for a life of responsible citizenship in the democratic political process and meaningful civic engagement in the life of the community.
  2. Political science majors should know the basic features of democratic governance and understand the philosophical, religious, cultural, and historical basis of its development.
  3. Political science majors should be familiar with and be able to analyze a wide range of theories concerning public administration and policy formation, the role of economics in political decision making, and the impact of these processes on democratic institutions.
  4. Political science majors should be able to demonstrate in written and oral form engagement in a personal faith-pilgrimage, which enables the integration of faith and reason, the development of value-based character, and a commitment to the service of God and human culture.