Politics & International Affairs
Welcome to Politics & International Affairs
Our department’s focus is both domestic and international, with particular strengths in environmental politics and sustainability, development, and politics of diversity. We also have a particular strength in social movements.
Politics & International Affairs is pleased to share information about our department. For further information or to answer your questions, please complete our contact form.
We offer undergraduate and graduate courses in:
- International Relations
- Comparative Politics
- Public Policy
- Public Administration
Explore our degrees
Undergraduate programs Accordion Open
The objectives of our plans in Political Science and International Affairs are to provide students with knowledge of the theory, principles, and practice of government and politics at the local, national, and international levels and of the analytic tools in each discipline; to prepare students for occupations in business, government, nonprofit organizations, public relations,interest groups, policy institutes, teaching, and law; and to promote liberal education by fostering habits of critical study, clarity of thought, and diligence of research.
We offer three undergraduate programs. Learn more about our bachelor’s degrees.
Graduate programs Accordion Closed
The graduate program provides a strong foundation in the discipline with core classes in political theory, epistemologies, research methods and policy analysis. Students develop specializations in the traditional political science subject areas of American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Public Administration. In addition, students develop expertise in one of our core foci: environment/ sustainability politics, diversity politics, or political development. We offer two master’s degrees, one doctoral degree, and one certificate program.
Apply for graduate programs through the Graduate College.
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