Faculty research and teaching continues to put the program at the forefront of its field, nearly 100 years after department formation (1940s faculty photo).
Established subfields include American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Methods and Models, Political Theory, and Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.
The department hosts or co-sponsors nearly 100 events each academic year, including major annual lectures, cross-disciplinary symposia, subfield workshops, and doctoral student job talks.
Ralph J. Bunche (B.S. Political Science, 1927; summa cum laude). Winner of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize; United Nations Undersecretary from 1955 to 1970.
2013 Mock Constitutional Convention as part of PS 149 Applied Politics course, “Amending the Constitution”