department of Political Science

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The Department of Political Science is a core department of the College of Liberal Arts of Towson University. The department educates students to develop political knowledge and skills that will prepare them for further study in graduate or professional education or that will prepare them to enter the world of domestic or international public service or business.

Through support of the university’s general education curriculum, the department teaches students the basic knowledge of politics that promotes the values and understanding needed to become active citizens of the country and of the world.  The department extends the knowledge and practice of politics through the scholarship and work of its faculty and students.  


Political science majors have an understanding of politics, are able to examine political phenomena critically, are able to communicate political ideas effectively, and have a commitment to the public political process. The department provides opportunities for active learning inside and outside the classroom. The department develops and provides programs that address the needs of Baltimore and its regions, the state, the country, and the world.




Department of Political Science

Liberal Arts Building, Room 3210

Phone: 410-704-2958

Fax: 410-704-2960



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