Department of Political Science

What is Political Science? Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues such as health, the environment, civil rights? Theories concerning the ideal government and how power and resources are allocated in society? Do you want to study these subjects and pursue a career based on your interest? If so, you should consider studying political science.

Political science students enjoy a versatility of skills and a marvelous range of exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; precollegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and college teaching. The resources on this page will guide you in choosing political science as your vocation.

Political Science News

Professor Alison Dagnes was featured in a WalletHub piece about 2016's most patriotic states. You can find the piece here: