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Professional Journal Critique

The Department hosts Critique, a nation-wide journal for political science students. Critique was granted professional recognition by the American Political Science Association. Learn more about Critique!

Annual Conference

The Department of Politics and Government hosts the Annual Conference for Students of Political Science in Spring semester of each year as a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students from both the United States and other nations. Learn more about conferences!

Action Research Opportunities

The Department is strongly committed to creating opportunities for students to foster their analytical skills and leadership abilities in structured programs outside the formal classroom such as professional practice internships, Study Abroad programs, and supervised independent studies. Learn more about internships and other opportunities!

Meet our Faculty

Department faculty are one of the most productive in the College of Arts and Sciences with current and retired faculty producing a significant number of peer reviewed books. Learn more about our Faculty!

New Legal Studies Major!

The Department's Paralegal Education Program now offers a major as well as a minor. Learn more about our Legal Studies Major!

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Students Attend the 2016 Republican National Convention
Professor Tom McClure accompanied six students to the Republican National Convention held in [...]
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Riaz Quoted in New York Times
Professor and Chair of Politics and Government, Ali Riaz, was quoted by the New York Times in a [...]
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Dr. Leonard Comments on Supreme Court Abortion Ruling
Professor Meghan Leonard was interviewed by WGLT recently about the Supreme Court ruling on [...]

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News Archive 2013+


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POL Students Go to National Party Conventions
Politics and Government students learned about politics first hand this month–by attending and volunteering at both the Republican and Democratic Political Conventions. The trips were organized by Erik Rankin as part of an independent study project, in conjunction with the … Continue reading  

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