The Government major at CMC prepares students to be citizens and leaders in public life by placing students at the center of the controversies that shape our nation and world. It deepens students’ understanding of these controversies by situating them in a broad historical context and philosophical traditions that offer profound reflections on actual political life, with a view to having an effect on politics for the better.
Many of CMC’s government faculty members have spent time in the real world of politics, in presidential administrations, congressional offices, and policy think tanks. And they have done so on different sides of the political aisle. Democrats and Republicans are both well-represented in our department. This diversity of experience and background makes studying politics at CMC unlike anywhere else.