Undertaking original research helps you build the skills to find, analyze, and present evidence. Here's how our department can help you conduct, fund, present, and publish your research.
Political Science Research Opportunities
You'll complete a major research project in PSCI 2024: Research Methods. In this course, and in optional senior seminars, you will undertake your own research projects, which you can prepare for presentation and publication.
You can register for our independent study or undergraduate research courses, which provide opportunities to complete a research project with the guidance of a faculty mentor. Ask your academic advisor for more information.
Our faculty enjoy sharing their research with students. If you're curious about a professor's area of research, ask about pursuing a collaborative project. Or, invite a professor to mentor you while pursuing your own ideas.
In the University Honors Program, you will complete a thesis to fulfill requirements for the “in Honors” or “Honors Baccalaureate” degrees. It is an excellent opportunity to develop and demonstrate your knowledge and to prepare for graduate study or careers requiring advanced research skills.
Publishing Your Research
Each year, the College of Liberal and Human Sciences publishes a student-run undergraduate journal, Philologia, which often includes submissions from students in the political science and international studies majors.