Loyola University Maryland

Department of Political Science

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Political science is the systematic study of government and politics. It deals with the making and implementing of public policy by means of decisions regarded as authoritative or binding for society.

Although lines of interdisciplinary specialization are not rigidly fixed, the principal sub-fields include political theory, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, and international relations. Within those sub-fields are more specialized areas of study such as political behavior and public opinion, political parties and interest groups, legislative process, the executive and public administration, public law and judicial behavior, and state and local government.

The department offers a major (13 required courses), as well as a minor (7 courses).

 

Political Science Newsletter

Check out "Top of the Turret," the Political Science semi-annual newsletter featuring events, faculty spotlights, and student, faculty, and alumni accomplishments.

NOVEMBER 2022 - Volume 1

MAY 2023 - Volume 2

 

 

Janine Holc
Faculty

Janine Holc, Ph.D.

As professor of political science, Janine Holc provides students with an all-encompassing experience by incorporating Jesuit values and service-learning into her courses

Political Science