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Political Science and International Relations

When you study political science and international relations, you explore the forces and institutions that govern the world in which we live. Our students study national and foreign policy, political theory, and the challenges of creating a just and secure global society. Our students study with award-winning faculty, present their research at academic conferences, study abroad through global immersion courses, and pursue internships that prepare them for meaningful careers.

The department offers majors and minors in two programs: Political Science and International Relations.


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Why I Major in IR
Allison Houston '17
Politics, Policy and Pre-Law
Study peace and conflict, human rights, global trade, and the United Nations
Yolanda Nosakhare, IR '21