About the Political Science Department

School of Social & Cultural Studies: Political Science Department

The Political Science Department at Truman is home to a community of engaged professors who care about the success of their students in college and beyond. Dr. John Wahlke, past president of the American Political Science Association, called Truman’s program the best undergraduate political science program that he had ever seen.

While studying the way our everyday lives are shaped by politics, a political science major or minor develops strong critical thinking and analytical skills. In addition, our program focuses on the cultivation of strong research and writing, as well as oral presentation skills. Moreover, our focus on the underlying theories that drive political behavior gives our students a deep understanding of why things happen in the world of politics.

Students receive expert advice from faculty mentors on courses and other academic issues and have close working relationships with dedicated professionals who can advise them on the next step in their career, whether it be law school, graduate school or a job in government or in the private sector.

Political Science Academic Programs

Political Science Department Mission

The Political Science Department’s mission is to create graduates who are nationally competitive for positions in graduate programs, law schools, government, and other professional positions. We seek to instill in our students a sense of personal excellence and the habits of confident, life-long learners.

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November 13, 2017

At this time, TSUP will proceed with its literary publications, however, scholarly books will be permanently discontinued.

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Beginning at 12 p.m. Nov. 15 and running through 7:07 p.m. Nov. 16, donations to Truman Athletics, the Truman Fund for Excellence or the Faculty Development Fund are eligible for matching donations.

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