The Department of Political Science is a strong academic community with both undergraduate and graduate programs.

We offer the undergraduate major in political science, a Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) program, and two certificate programs – one in Nonprofit Management and one in Urban and Economic Development. We are committed to connecting to our students in ways that assist them in developing their intellectual and career aspirations.

Most of our courses are taught in sections of 40 or fewer students, we encourage our majors to be involved in student organizations in the department, and our undergraduate faculty advisors meet each semester individually with students as they plan their schedules.

Faculty Research:

Law Ideology and Collegiality

Susan Johnson

Professor Susan Johnson’s research focuses on judicial behavior in the United States and Canada. In her recent book on the nature of judicial behavior in the Supreme Court of Canada, Johnson and her co-authors use qualitative and quantitative research strategies to examine judicial decision making and to show...

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Candidate Character Traits

David Holian and Charles Prysby

Voter perceptions of the personal traits of presidential candidates are widely regarded to be important influences on the vote. Media pundits frequently explain the outcome of presidential elections in terms of the personal appeal of the candidates. Despite the emphasis on presidential character traits in the media, the scholarly investigation in this area is limited...

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Alumni Profile:

Brandie Williams

Brandie Williams '07

Brandie Williams is a 2007 graduate of the Political Science Department at UNC Greensboro, where she was an active member of the College Democrats and Political Awareness Club. After graduating, she worked as a corporate paralegal for a local internet marketing and product brokerage company....

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