Program Outcomes

The program outcomes for those studying political science can be found below

Research and Analytic Method:

Quantitative- including statistics- and qualitative, methods for conducting an analyzing political science and international studies research in a manner appropriate for graduate students

Critical Thinking

Students will learn and demonstrate critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to problem solving by selecting and organizing information, identifying assumptions and causal relationships, distinguish between verifiable facts and value claims, determine the credibility of sources, distinguish between warranted or unwarranted reasons or conclusions, detect biases, and evaluate appropriate problem solving strategies, their feasibility and efficacy.

Effective Communication

Students will be able to communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, the conventions of the English language in a clear, concise, articulate, literate, and professional manner consistent with those of college writing and those specific to the discipline international relations and political science.

Information and Technological Literacy

Students will be able to demonstrate information literacy and technological competency utilizing the most current computer-based library computer systems and academic databases, governmental resources, and other bono-fide informational resources to facilitate the study of political science

Students will possess the knowledge, understanding, and ability to employ state-of-the-art technologies common to academia and the criminal justice profession to conduct research and present their findings in writing, orally, and visually.

Ethical and Professional Behavior  

Students will learn to identify, evaluate, assess, and employ appropriate legal, ethical, and professional behaviors and practices within all aspects of their life, including, but not limited to an academic and political science environment.

Students will learn to recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of different social, racial, cultural, socio-cultural and international diversity to better prepare them for diverse people and ideas within political science and international studies