Whether you're looking for a career in politics, law, teaching, grassroots organization or political consulting, there's a place for you here as a political science major or minor at Truman.
A Focus on Undergraduate Education in Small Classes
Unlike many universities where students are taught in a large auditorium by graduate students, your classes at Truman are small and taught by professors with doctorates. You'll quickly learn why Dr. John Walke, past-president of the American Political Science Association, called it the best undergraduate political science program he had ever seen.
Learn to lead
Learning the underlying theories that drive political behavior gives our students a deep understanding of why things happen in the world of politics - and helps them find a place in it. Our program focuses on cultivating the strong research, writing and oral presentation skills necessary to achieve in this ever-changing field, wherever you choose to take your career.
Build critical thinking and research skills
Our program develops strong critical thinking and analytical skills. You'll work one-on-one with faculty on their research—many times faculty will co-author papers with students—and present together at conferences or publish them in professional journals. This experience gives you the edge when you start your career, often leading to opportunities before you even graduate.
Be competitive for top graduate schools and law schools
As a Truman political science graduate, you'll be nationally competitive for careers and further education after graduation. Since 2003, we have placed 79% of our graduates in law schools or graduate programs. Here are just a few places our students end up:
Truman State University students traveled to Chicago, Illinois to participate in the 2013 American Model United Nations Conference from November 23-26. Twenty five students portrayed Venezuela and the Syrian Arab Republic in this large conference, which consists of over 1,500 participants from 93 universities. The students had prepared for this event over the course of […] Read More
Dr. John Quinn, Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Mike Rudy, Assistant Professor of Political Science, presented their paper “Hierarchies, Foreign Aid and Conflict Among Major Powers” at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago from April 11-14. Quinn also presented a paper with former colleagues Dr. John Ishiyama and Dr. Marijke Breuning entitled “Aid, […] Read More