Department of Political Science
Why Political Science?
Political science students can choose between a general political science degree or choose a specialization in pre-law, global politics, or practical politics (campaigning, lobbying and policymaking). We also offer minors in political science, campaigns and lobbying, intelligence and security analysis, and law and legal studies.
Our department offers two M.A. programs. Peace, Conflict and Security Studies helps prepare for careers in intelligence, foreign policy, or international development, while those interested in American politics and/or careers in public administration or public policy analysis might instead be interested in Politics and Policy Studies.
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we are able to award several scholarships recognizing the top undergraduate students enrolled as political science majors.