US Capitol Building

Department of Political Science


Politics shapes all of our lives in significant ways, and the study of political science helps the world see beyond simplistic talking points and understand the impact of policy and its players. As a political science major or minor, you can pursue a track that matches your career goals – whether they center around law, campaigns, international policy, private enterprise, or even environmental policy.

Join the Next Generation of Leaders

David Peterson_Spring_2024


Faculty members maintain well-funded research programs in several areas. Undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to participate in research and explore political science with some of the most well-respected instructors in their field.

Morgan Fritz

The Department of Political Science has incredible professors and opportunities. If you put in the time, effort, and academic curiosity, you’ll be set up for whatever you hope to do!

Morgan Fritz, ’22 political science