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Department of Political Science

Political Science & International Studies

Look at the world from a global perspective. Gain a strong foundation in the liberal arts while learning to gather evidence, think critically, evaluate sources, and communicate your findings.


Department of Political Science


Our faculty publishes leading-edge research in a wide variety of fields.  We prepare students to understand domestic and international affairs. Our areas of focus include national security and foreign policy, legal studies, environmental affairs, world politics and policy, global development, and international business.

Our department offers six majors: political science, EUropean and transatlantic studies, international public policy, international relations, international studies, and national security and foreign affairs. In the political science major, you can choose from four options: general, legal studies, national security, or social and political justice.

We also offer online and residential master's programs, which provide you with a firm foundation in the discipline and research methods. We offer graduate certificates in environmental politics and policy, Europe and transatlantic relations, foundations of political analysis, information, policy, and society, and security studies. Graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees or careers in government, business, law, education, non-profit organizations, or private sector research.

Political Science Experience (Learn, Discover, Explore)