Shaping the future

Our nationally-ranked Political Science department is one of the oldest in the nation, established in 1914. We provide a world-class education in all aspects of political science. We teach courses in American politics, the politics of countries around the world, the politics between nations and international actors, political philosophy, and research methodology. Our students are engaged in political life in Indiana and around the world.

We offer a B.A. in Political Science, as well as two dual degrees with Economics and Philosophy and several minors. Our undergraduate students are encouraged to build specializations in areas such as international relations, world political regions, and political theory. We also coordinate internships, service learning, and “on the job” learning experiences to help you develop skills to build your career.

Training the next generation of political scientists is part of our mission, too. We offer a graduate degree in Political Science, as well as a Ph.D. minor for students pursuing a graduate degree in another department or school. As part of their training, our graduate students teach courses in their specialties, under the supervision of experienced faculty members.

Our faculty are experts in their fields

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.

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