In Political Science, we believe in putting our research to work. Now more than ever, it’s important to study the workings of political institutions, voting patterns, the nature of political protest, and why nations go to war. We study the past so we can understand the present.
Our faculty have advised governments and business and served as presidents of national associations. Our department was home to a Nobel Prize winner. The research we do is focused on making a difference in the world. We are housed in Woodburn Hall, right at the heart of the IUB campus, with access to the Interdepartmental Laboratory for Experimental Research and the Social Science Research Commons.
All of our graduate students and faculty are hard at work on their own research, and we encourage our undergraduate students to develop skills in research methodology. We focus on five research subfields: