Evening scene in Washington, D.C.

Constitutional Democracy

The Kinder Institute and MU College of Arts and Science now offer a BA in Constitutional Democracy to University of Missouri undergraduates. Students who pursue a degree in Constitutional Democracy will focus in their common curriculum courses on the ideas and events that shaped the political institutions and culture of the U.S. during the revolutionary era and early republic. From here, students will use upper-level coursework in the major to begin to build expertise in one of four concentration areas: “U.S. & the World,” “Politics & Policy,” “Law & Institutions,” or “Social & Political Thought.”  The degree will provide a foundation for thoughtful citizenship, leadership, and civic engagement through careful examination of the complicated issues and questions with which the United States has reckoned and struggled, and through which it has endured, from its beginnings to the present day.