Each student who completes the degree requirements should be able to:
1. Describe how historical, religious, economic, social, and spatial relationships affect political institutions and behaviors.
2. Identify and analyze both historical and contemporary perspectives on political issues in American government, comparative politics, and international relations and relate these to various theoretical perspectives.
3. Demonstrate the effective use of quantitative political methodologies at an advanced level.
4. Comprehend, speak, read, and write in a language other than the first language at the level indicated by the USG Learning Outcomes for Languages at the 2002 level.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the professional methodologies and ethical standards of the discipline of political science.
6. Demonstrate the ability to undertake effectively a self-directed research project and report findings in a clear, coherent form, both orally and written.