The Political Science and International Relations Department creates 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.

Degrees and Programs

Experiential Learning

Model UN

Model United Nations

Participation in Model U.N. provides students with in-depth knowledge of the organizational structure and policy-making processes of the United Nations. The simulation helps students gain skills in negotiation, communication, and parliamentary procedure.

Forensics Team

Student Organizations

Political Science and International Relations students gain practical experience by getting engaged with student organizations—from being part of Student Senate to working on political campaigns.

Student Research Conference


The Political Science and International Relations Department provides students with the skills necessary to conduct meaningful research. Students can work with faculty members or undertake original research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Political Science student

Supportive Learning Environment

Faculty members in the Political Science and International Relations Department have received numerous awards in recognition of their service to students. They offer expert advice on academic issues and guide students on the next step, whether it be law school, graduate school, or a job in government or the private sector.