Learning Outcomes: Political Science, BALAS

Learning Outcomes for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Political Science


  1. Students will be able to apply central concepts of the scientific method to the study of politics, and demonstrate an ability to draw inferences from data.
  2. Students will have a foundational knowledge of facts, concepts, and typologies in their chosen subfield in political science.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of central theories in their chosen subfield and show how to evaluate those theories.
  4. Students will be able to define political science and its subfields, drawing contrasts with other social sciences.
  5. Students will be able to apply concepts, methods, and theories to research projects, internships, and/or off-campus experiences.