Pictured | Steven Gerencser, Ph.D. | University of Minnesota, 1996 | Chair and Professor of Political Science

Political Science

Steven Gerencser, Ph.D. | Chair
Wiekamp Hall 2189 | (574) 520-4514 | polisci.iusb.edu

  • Professors | Bennion, L. Chen, Gerencser, Karakatsanis
  • Associate Professors | Popescu, J. Smith
  • Assistant Professor | Jang
  • Faculty Emeriti | Bonn, Hamburg, P. Herr, J. Lewis, Penikis

About Political Science

Courses offered by the department introduce students to the study of government and politics, including an understanding of public affairs, different political systems, and political ideas. This program intends to educate citizens who can think critically about politics and its place in their lives and in society; to provide a general liberal arts education for students continuing on to a wide variety of careers, including public service; and to help prepare those students who choose to continue on to graduate school or law school.

Through their coursework, students also come to understand some of the ways in which political scientists study politics; and learn to express themselves cogently in writing and orally. The department seeks to achieve these goals through its instructional program: a master’s degree, three graduate certificates, a major, a minor, and the political science courses taken by students majoring in other disciplines as part of the general education requirement.

Undergraduate Degree Offered

Minors Offered

Certificate Offered

Graduate Degree and Certificates Offered

Graduate Certificates Offered

Course Descriptions

Geography GEOG | Political Science POLS


Academic Bulletins

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2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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