The Department of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington is one of the oldest in the country — and one of the best. Our faculty analyze problems of vital interest to the nation and world. Their expertise is at your disposal, and we invite inquiries from students, parents, alumni and friends, the citizens of Indiana, and scholars around the world.
We teach courses on a variety of topics in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and public policy. Our staff provides information, assistance in planning academic programs, and direction to the many services available to students on campus. We also coordinate internships, service learning, and “on the job” learning experiences.
Training the next generation of political scientists is part of our mission, too, and we offer graduate degrees in political science, as well as a joint Ph.D. with Indiana University’s School of Public & Environmental Affairs. As part of their training our graduate students teach courses in their specialties, under the supervision of experienced faculty members.