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Political Science

Students in Political Science at Illinois State University have some of the greatest opportunities for learning and growth, both as individuals and within the field as a whole. The Department of Politics and Government provides a variety of resources for its minors, an assortment of different student organizations, small class sizes, and full-time faculty teaching all levels of coursework.

Why Study Political Science?

Political Science students study the manner in which people organize, administer, and operate their governing institutions. They investigate issues concerning international relations, the use or abuse of power, and the right and privileges of citizens.

Application Information

Minors can only be declared by current Illinois State students. Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on

Application Period

Applications always accepted.
If you are interested in a Political Science minor, contact the Department Office at (309) 438-8638.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Brittney Vietti  SCH 401A  (309) 438-3709