The Department of Political Science is a strong academic community with both undergraduate and graduate programs.

We offer the undergraduate major in political science, a Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) program, and two certificate programs – one in Nonprofit Management and one in Urban and Economic Development. We are committed to connecting to our students in ways that assist them in developing their intellectual and career aspirations.

Most of our courses are taught in sections of 40 or fewer students, we encourage our majors to be involved in student organizations in the department, and our undergraduate faculty advisors meet each semester individually with students as they plan their schedules.


Faculty Research

Jerry Pubantz

With a fresh look at challenges to the UN in Syria, Iran, Russia, and elsewhere, the second edition of this […]

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Alumni Profile

Taylor Allen ’17

Taylor Allen is a 2017 graduate of the Political Science Department. After graduation, she moved to Charlotte to work on campaigns. She now works full-time in the General Assembly in Raleigh.

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