Earn a degree in Political Science

  • In today's continually changing world, the study of political science is critically important as we focus on the relationships between current events and how the U.S., other governments, and institutions respond and cooperate
  • The small class sizes and personalized advising reinforces student success
  • Flexibility with four concentration choices suits personal interests and optimizes career options
  • Gain practical skills through coursework, local internships, and the opportunity for a semester-long internship through the Washington Center in Washington, D.C. (see information below), in a variety of work settings such as government, law, and business

Certificates Offered

Program Information

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Political Science Concentrations

American Politics Concentration


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Comparative Politics & Area Studies Concentration


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International Politics Concentration


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Pre-Law Concentration


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Faculty Bios

Elizabeth Prough

Professor & Program Director,  Political Science 

Associate Dean, College of Education & Human Development

Ph.D. Wayne State University

M.A. Wayne State University


734-432-5554, 2208

Elizabeth Prough

She teaches a variety of undergraduate political science and cross listed history courses and also selected graduate classes in the Master of Arts History program.

In addition to her love of teaching, her research interests include political engagement, political discussion, political interest and knowledge and political tolerance with a particular focus on gender differences.

She regularly presents papers at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL as well as other political science conferences.

Her research has been published and she is actively engaged in ongoing research projects including a current study examining the effect of conversation format on political discussion, comparing the frequency and intensity of debate among university students in an online environment versus a face-to-face environment. 

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