Professors: Paul Zagorski
Associate Professor: Darren Botello-Samson
Assistant Professor: Mark J. Peterson
Instructor: Daniel Betti
The political science major is an excellent liberal arts background for students preparing for careers in which critical thinking and writing skills as well as an understanding of politics and government is either essential or desirable.
To promote their career goals, students often combine their political science major with a minor or major in business, international studies, justice studies, communication, biology, geography, economics or foreign languages. Political Science provides valuable insights into the functioning of government and politics (locally, nationally and globally) which also serve as excellent preparation for further graduate or professional education.
The Political Science program at Pittsburg State University offers courses in American Politics and Government, Constitutional Law and Judicial Process, Political Philosophy, International Relations, and Comparative Politics.
The political science major must (1) complete the university’s General Education requirements; (2) meet the distribution and hour requirements (33) in political science; (3) take either MATH 143 Elementary Statistics (substitutes for MATH 113 College Algebra in the university’s General Education requirements) or SOSCI 388 Social Research Analysis; (4) take ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics as a cognate requirement (meets the university’s General Education requirement in the economics area of the Producing and Consuming category); (5) elect a minor; and (6) take at least 45 upper division hours of classes listed at the 300 level or above; and (7) complete at least 27 hours of upper division political science classes.