Department Chair: Dr. Brigid Callahan Harrison
The mission of the Political Science and Law Department is to educate about both politics and law within the context of a thorough liberal arts education. The various curricula are pathways to student knowledge of government, politics, public affairs and the legal process emphasizing the responsibilities of participatory citizenship. Course work examines core methodologies of our disciplines, emphasizing the close relationship between politics and law. Students develop abilities to reason logically, to analyze complex ideas involving abstract concepts and intricate interrelationships, to read with understanding and accuracy, and to write with clarity and precision.