The study of politics and international relations has never been more important than today. Events that occur around the globe and in remote places around the world impact our daily lives. As a result of revolutionary technological change, relations within and between states are being reconfigured almost daily.

Political science has occupied a central position in the liberal arts at Valpo. Our faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship and prepare students to:

  • understand the political world in which they live and possess knowledge of the theoretical, structural, historical, and scientific dimensions of politics
  • critically and objectively analyze political information and effectively communicate results of their analyses
  • demonstrate sensitivity and tolerance of racial, cultural, and other human difference
  • demonstrate commitment to being politically responsible citizens