Political Science
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Political Science

Political science is the study of political systems and the ideas that bring them into being, transform them, and sustain them. It focuses on group power--the 'how' and 'why' of collective decision making. Thus, political science allows students to consider the ethics of power and their conceptions of justice, order, identity, equality, citizenship, and community.

Lyon College's Department of Political Science strives to cultivate in its students the habits and skills of clear thought, rigorous analysis, and effective debate in writing and speech. Students in the political science program will explore the practical and ethical dimensions of contemporary issues and compare political systems throughout the world. Over the course of their studies, they will develop a deeper understanding of the nature and responsibilities of citizenship and build a strong foundation for a range of careers and professions, including public service.