Undergraduate Program

Are you interested in American politics? International affairs? Critical issues such as health, the environment, civil rights? Theories concerning the ideal government and how power and resources are allocated in society? Do you want to study these subjects and pursue a career based on your interests? If so, you should select political science as a major. Political Science is the study of governments, public policies and political behavior. Political Science uses both humanistic and scientific perspectives and skills to examine the United States and all countries and regions of the world.

As a political science major, you will hone the writing, communications, and analytical skills that are critical to a liberal arts education. This kind of education will prepare you to think critically and independently, with tolerance for others and concern for current affairs.

Political science training also provides valuable preparation for participating in community organizations, electoral politics, movements on behalf of specific policies, and especially for seeking elective or appointive positions in government.

Any questions regarding the Political Science Department Undergraduate Program can be referred to the Political Science Academic Advisors or the department Undergraduate Chair.

Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunity:

Dianne M. Pinderhughes Mentorship Legacy Award 

For questions regarding the conference and/or organization contact Professor Nadia Brown, brown957@purdue.edu


 

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