Niagara University's department of political science is dedicated to developing student understanding of the institutions of government and the formulation and implementation of domestic and foreign policy. Our approach prepares students to think independently, appreciate alternative perspectives, and critically analyze current events. We seek to nurture student appreciation of law and legal reasoning, other cultures and political systems, and the role of the United States in the world community. We are dedicated to the development of the whole student, one who is culturally sensitive and able to apply qualitative and quantitative methodologies to political, economic, social, cultural, gender-based, and legal questions. We encourage students to consider the ethical implications of policies and governmental actions, and to become active citizens at both the local and global levels.