About

Department Mission

The mission of the Department of Political Science at Lehigh University is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a sophisticated understanding of the political world that they inhabit through interactive instruction. Accordingly, students are introduced to a plethora of theories, information about political processes and institutions, as well as essential historical context so that all majors will not only enhance their comprehension of the discipline, but also transition to becoming engaged and participatory citizens in a democratic republic. To assist in the process of creating and disseminating knowledge to the academy, society, and to the University community, faculty colleagues are committed to producing ongoing scholarship in their respective subfields as well as providing service to the University, discipline, and greater community.

About

About the Major

Through a series of introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses, Political Science majors at Lehigh University cover a wide array of diverse subjects including American politics; comparative politics; political theory; the environment; elections; social movements; area studies including Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa; U.S. foreign policy; Congress; the presidency; constitutional law; public policy; and more.

The faculty members in the department have a steadfast commitment to teaching, research, and service. In particular, students can expect to benefit from small class sizes and extensive interaction with their faculty mentors. All colleagues in the department are dedicated to providing a profound intellectual experience to all students enrolling in Political Science courses.

Department Mission

The mission of the Department of Political Science at Lehigh University is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a sophisticated understanding of the political world that they inhabit through interactive instruction. Accordingly, students are introduced to a plethora of theories, information about political processes and institutions, as well as essential historical context so that all majors will not only enhance their comprehension of the discipline, but also transition to becoming engaged and participatory citizens in a democratic republic. To assist in the process of creating and disseminating knowledge to the academy, society, and to the University community, faculty colleagues are committed to producing ongoing scholarship in their respective subfields as well as providing service to the University, discipline, and greater community.