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

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Robert Griffiths

As Africa’s strategic importance has increased over the past decade and a half, United States security cooperation with the continent […]

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Alumni Profile

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Keylin Rivera ’13

Keylin served in the Obama Administration as a political appointee at the Environmental Protection Agency. She currently works in the Executive Office of the Mayor (Washington D.C) as the Ward 2 liaison.

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