Political Science Program


Mission Statement

The Political Science Program, an exclusively undergraduate program leading to the BA degree, supports the USC Aiken mission as written on page 1 of the USC Aiken Bulletin and is designed to achieve these goals. In addition we have accepted as our specific mission the following:

  1. Contribute to the humanistic, liberal education of all USC Aiken students;
  2. Prepare Political Science majors to meet program requirements and ultimately receive the BA degree in Political Science;
  3. Provide auxiliary services for other disciplines (e.g., Political Science courses as electives, cognates, minors, and other curriculum requirements);
  4. Contribute to the overall development of the USC Aiken community through faculty service activities;
  5. Contribute academic and professional expertise to the Aiken community and beyond.

The faculty strives to fulfill its mission primarily through instruction, research, and service, and especially the pursuit of academic excellence.

Majors & Minors

See major requirements
See all political science minors

Opportunities for Students

Political Science Internships
Clubs & Organizations

Faculty

Steven Millies

Associate Professor
Political Science
SMillies@usca.edu
803-641-3383

Matthew Thornburg

Assistant Professor
Political Science
MatthewTh@usca.edu
803-641-3222

Thomas Wood

Associate Professor
Political Science
thomasw@usca.edu
803-641-3221