Welcome to the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University, known for its student-centered, academic rigor, and intellectually diverse programs. Since its founding, more than half a century ago, this Department is committed to preparing our students to be the leaders of the future - in research, teaching and public service.
To achieve this goal, this Department provides high quality education at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Two majors – Political Science and Legal Studies – are provided at the undergraduate level. Multiple sequences including Public Service, Global Politics and Culture, and Applied Community and Economic Development, are offered in the graduate program. In addition to their strong commitment to teaching, our faculty have engaged in cutting-edge research on questions that are of vital importance to the society and the world. They have also provided excellent services to professional organizations and communities at large. Various extra-curricular programs that have a civic engagement component are offered to our students. Through such rigorous programs, our alumni have distinguished themselves in local, state, and federal governments, in the legal system, in academic circles, and in private industries.
I invite you to browse the website and learn more about what the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University can offer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.