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Politics and power are embedded in everything from education to the environment, trade to terrorism, and the bedroom to the boardroom. We want our students to become informed citizens who think critically about the important issues of our time. Politics courses are designed to help students grasp the uses and abuses of logic, statistics, and rhetoric, to learn how to frame arguments, present evidence, and address arguments against their positions, and to achieve the ability to master new subjects on their own. Politics majors acquire the sense of efficacy and courage they will need when they decide to stand up and be counted against wrongdoing, wherever they see it.
Meet the faculty and staff of the Politics department.
Approach the study of the complex topic of politics through a study of its four subfields.
Gain important research experience through a range of collaborative and independent research projects.
Prepare for future careers by building on your undergraduate professional experiences and connections through enhanced advising, internship and research opportunities.
Read the stories from alumnae who have pursued a wide variety of careers and experiences life paths since graduation.
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