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The Political Science department has been among the top ten programs nationally for many years. Methodology in the social sciences is usually characterized by the following: (1) it defines the information to be analyzed; (2) it provides the conceptual tools and procedures necessary to perform an analysis; and (3) it sets forth the limits of the analysis. See what students, faculty and alumni of the college are doing to improve their lives and the lives of those around them.

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