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.
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. You can easily pair the political science major with a minor in philosophy, history, communication, sociology or environmental studies, or another minor that matches your interests.
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. 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.