Department of Economics, Political Science & Sociology

Political Science

The discipline of political science studies political institutions, the political behavior of individuals, and the behavior of individuals within groups. More specifically, political science is comprised of the study of relations between countries, the governmental systems of different countries, political, constitutional and policy issues, interest groups, political theory, and the media. Although the discipline is significantly diverse to cover virtually any topic of a political nature, a traditional curriculum is comprised of several subfields that is widely recognized and is included in the major at Missouri Western. In addition  to majoring in Political Science, students can earn minors in the discipline with either an emphasis in American politics or international affairs in addition to earning a minor in the interdisciplinary field of Peace and Conflict Studies.