The Department of Politics and Government has existed as an independent department for close to 50 years.
Offers the greatest opportunities for learning and growth, both as individuals and within the field as a whole.
Designed to provide specialized knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment as a paralegal.
Interdisciplinary Legal Studies
Offers students to build an individualized major with Legal Studies courses by utilizing the University's Interdisciplinary Studies Major.
Study the manner in which people organize, administer, and operate their governing institutions.
Prepares students for a career as a paralegal in public and private law offices, corporate law departments, and government agencies.
Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies
Designed for students interested in exploring the politics, society, cultures, and economics of countries in the Middle East and South Asia.
Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies
Allows students to examine the causes and prevention of war, as well as the nature of violence, including social oppression, discrimination, and marginalization.
Women's and Gender Studies
Enhances any undergraduate major by integrating a working knowledge of gender issues with the student's field(s) of study.
The Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State offers a master's degree in Political Science in order to promote human knowledge and skills in the areas of scholarship, teaching, and service in and about the political dimensions of social life.
Designed for students interested in employment in the public sector, particularly at the state and local level.
Applied Community and Economic Development
Is an interdisciplinary program that enables those who are passionate about social change through service to take their careers to the next level.
Designed for students interested in the increasingly interconnected politics of the modern world.
M.A./M.S. in Political Science
Promote human knowledge and skills in the areas of scholarship, teaching, and service in and about the political dimensions of social life.
Legal Studies Certificates
Offers two non-degree alternatives for those pursuing a career as a paralegal.
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