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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. 

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.

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Apply for funds to support your research or related travel. The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences grant applications is now available!


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