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About the Program

The study of government spans the full range of political behavior and institutions, from the beliefs of ordinary citizens to relationships between nations. You develop awareness of the moral and ethical implications of political action. Courses in the program fall into one of political science's four broad subfields: American politics, comparative politics, international politics and political theory. Themes such as justice and representation, war and peace, race, ethnicity and gender and sexuality cut across multiple courses.

Path of Study


  • # 26
    Best College for Political Science in the U.S.
  • # 30
    Best College for Public Policy in the U.S.
  • # 16
    Top U.S. Undergraduate Institutions to Study International Relations
    Foreign Policy Magazine 2018

Applied Learning



Government alumni hold leadership positions in government, corporations, nonprofit organizations, the legal profession and education, as well as other professional fields. The close relationships developed between students and faculty result in the continued involvement of our alumni in the department and with our current undergraduates.

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*Courses listed are examples. Course availability changes each semester.