We are proud to be a department that is research intensive, academically
rigorous, and student focused. As you
can see from their profiles, NIU political science faculty are focused on
research questions that are of vital importance to the nation and the world. Whether it is studying democratization in
developing countries, legislative productivity in the U.S. Congress, the moral
and political implications of war, or the politicization of Islam, our faculty are
developing and advancing theories intended to solve real world problems. Moreover, the faculty engage both graduate
and undergraduate students in their research, expanding students' intellectual
horizons and providing them with the tools to succeed in their future careers.
Our curriculum provides students with a broad liberal arts education and focuses
on issues of utmost importance in an ever changing, dynamic political world. We offer courses on such diverse topics as constitutional
law, presidential elections, global terrorism, democratic theory, nonprofit
management, and southeast Asian politics.
Our courses help students hone their critical thinking skills and become
better writers and more effective communicators.
We hope that this website provides you with useful information about our
department and academic programs. If you
have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org, 815.753.7040).
On behalf of my colleagues, thank you for taking the time to visit the
Department of Political Science at Northern Illinois University.