Political Science



Mission and Goals

Whether your goal is a career in law, politics, Foreign Service, teaching or journalism, Carroll’s Department of Political Science will provide the training necessary to prepare you for your future. With excellent professors, courses that require students to develop their skills in writing, critical thinking, and communication, and abundant opportunities to gain practical experience through Carroll’s legal and political internship programs, Carroll political science graduates are uniquely prepared for the demands of the professional world and the rigors of graduate studies or law school.

With an impressive 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and modest class sizes, Carroll students enjoy the opportunity to establish close relationships with their instructors and receive individualized attention from professors, who maintain a keen interest in their students’ achievements. Carroll professors are committed to providing rigorous academic challenges in an atmosphere that values ethics and moral principles. You will emerge from Carroll prepared to lead and succeed in both your work and personal endeavors.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Political Science program will:

  • Gain broad and deep knowledge of political science;
  • Gain effective communication skills and learn to collaborate effectively;
  • Gain analytical and critical thinking skills in preparation for professional careers; and
  • Demonstrate this knowledge and these skills by writing and presenting original research.