Who Are Hiram’s Political Science Students?
Hiram’s political science majors are responsible, open-minded, confident and intellectually demanding, and they understand the philosophical dimension of political discourse. As one of them, you can expect to challenge and be challenged. Political Science students engage in a range of student organizations. They may take a particular interest in political/activism oriented organizations, such as Middle Ground, Political Science Club, Feminism in Action, and Environmental Action Crew. You can easily pair the Political Science major with a minor in Philosophy, History, Communication, Performing Arts, Crime, Law & Justice, Environmental Studies, or another program that matches your interests.
About the Political Science Program
The political science major is rigorous, philosophical, and practical. According to Professor John Koritansky, the major is highly intellectual:
“…more rooted in books, articles, public documents, and state papers that present arguments than is true of most programs at other schools.”
As a student, you will develop the habits, skills, and appropriate disposition to think about politics in connection with careful reading of closely reasoned textual material.
A Career-Focused Political Science Degree
You will develop a trans-partisan perspective on politics, meaning you are ready to solve social and political challenges pragmatically, transcending party lines. Students frequently complete internships offered by the Washington Center Semester Program and the Bliss Institute of University of Akron to enhance their opportunities after they graduate. Political Science students may also study overseas through the Study Abroad Office, which hosts programs on six different continents. Hiram’s political science degree graduates do well in graduate programs in political science and related fields, law school, and professional situations where people skills are at a premium.
Major Declaration Writing Prompt
Students declaring the political science major are required to write a ‘major declaration personal statement‘ as a part of the Hiram Connect initiative.