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

Corynn Kolberg

Corynn Kolberg (MPA ’20)

“You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated” is one of Corynn’s favorite Maya Angelou […]

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Office Hours

The Political Science Department Office is open Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. starting as of 08/18/2020.

To adhere to social distancing and University Covid-19 policies, virtual appointments are encouraged. To arrange an appointment, please contact the professor you need to schedule a time for your visit. Drop in-visits are not available. If you are not sure, whom you need to contact regarding your question, please send an email describing the issue to or and we will forward your email to the appropriate person. Please note that masks are required for all visitors.

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