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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Keylin Rivera '13
Keylin served in the Obama Administration as a political appointee at the Environmental Protection Agency. She currently works in the Executive Office of the Mayor (Washington D.C) as the Ward 2 liaison.