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.

Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. David Holian

Congratulations to Dr. David Holian for being selected to receive the 2015 senior faculty Teaching Excellence Award of the College of Arts and Sciences. This prestigious award is given annually to faculty by nomination to recognize dedication to our students and achieving success inside and outside the classroom.

Faculty Research:

McAvoy

Gregory E. McAvoy

Amidst the polarization of contemporary politics, partisan loyalties among citizens are regarded as one contributor to political stalemate. Partisan loyalties lead Democrats and Republicans to look at the same economic information but to come to strikingly different conclusions about the state of the economy...

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Allison Bramwell

Allison Bramwell

Today more than ever, cities matter to the economic and social well-being of the vast majority of Canadians. Canada’s urban centers are simultaneously the engines of the national economy and the places where the risks of social exclusion are most concentrated...

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Fabrice Lehoucq

Fabrice Lehoucq

This book analyzes the origins and consequences of civil war in Central America. Fabrice Lehoucq argues that the inability of autocracies to reform themselves led to protest and rebellion throughout the twentieth century and that civil war triggered unexpected transitions to non-military rule by the 1990s...

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Alumni Profile:

Lorrie Carey

Lorrie Carey '87

Lorrie Carey, '87, serves as a member of New Hampshire's House of Representatives, having been elected from her hometown in 2012. Lorrie completed an undergraduate degree in Theatre at UNCG in 1985 and graduated with her MPA in 1987. In May of 2013, Lorrie graduated from the online Nonprofit Management Certificate Program.

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