Sam Jones | The Echo
Starting fall of 2019, new majors will be available at Taylor.
With the development and advancement of the university comes the introduction of new opportunities for students. With that, the History, Global and Political Studies Department (HGPS) has decided to add two new majors to their curriculum.
These new majors are "Politics and Public Service" and "Politics and Law." Jakob Miller, assistant professor of political science at Taylor, is passionate about these new additions.
"I'm incredibly excited about the new majors," Miller said. "They were developed because our graduates went on to success in DC and law school, so we want to align our offerings with what our students are going on to do."
Due to the success of the political science department over the past few years, students from Taylor have had the opportunity to use their studies in politics in places such as law school and even Washington, D.C.
In recent weeks, Taylor students have been represented in environments such as the Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference. Here, students have had the opportunity to show what they have learned in school and synthesize their education with real-world problems.
One of the new majors, Politics and Law, is hoping to point students towards a career in law.
As Miller outlined, Taylor's decision to expand HGPS with Politics and Law accurately reflects the trend of recent Taylor graduates, and will hopefully equip students with the necessary tools to pursue a career of their choice.
The other new major is Politics and Public Service.
"Politics and Public Service is designed to equip student leaders with the skills and experience they need to make a difference in the world," Miller said.
Politics and Public Service presents an opportunity for students to pursue a profession in political science while also concentrating on the importance of public policy.
In accordance with the university's mission statement, Taylor aims to give students the tools they need in order to be leaders in the ever-changing world.