Political Science and International Relations

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Politics in a democracy, politics in different societies, politics in the workplace — We study politics wherever it happens in life.

Our students receive practical training in political behavior and practices for careers in government, private institutions, nonprofits and international organizations. They examine politics at the micro level, nationally and internationally using a mix of scientific method and humanistic perspective.

Political science majors focus on the four major fields of the discipline: American government, comparative government, international relations and political theory. International relations majors examine interactions in the international system and how they affect security, governance, conflict resolution, environmental sustainability and the global political economy.


of 2020-21 graduates were employed in a related field within one year of graduation. 

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Careers for political science and international relations graduates are diverse and reach far beyond government and public service opportunities.

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