Political Science (BA/BS)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

1. Major's civic literacy (i.e. their knowledge of politically relevant history and institutions, both at home and abroad) should increase.

  • 1.1 Students scores on externally recognized exam on political institutions should improve.

2. Majors will ability to do independent research will improve.

  • 2.1 Research Methods class (3115) will increase students' knowledge of quantitative analysis.
  • 2.2 See increasing numbers of majors conducting directed research or collaborative research with faculty.

3. See increasing numbers of majors conducting directed research or collaborative research with faculty.

  • 3.1 Students will report increasing levels of involvement in politically-relevant organizations and activities.