Undergraduate Programs

Advantages of the Undergraduate Major in Political Science

  • Explore cutting-edge questions and contemporary issues
  • Broaden one's perspective as an educated citizen
  • Develop analytic, oral and written communication skills
  • Opportunities for active learning
  • Accessible and supportive faculty and staff
  • Department's longstanding reputation for teaching excellence
  • High-quality undergraduate advising
  • Pre-law advising
  • Established conduits for student feedback
  • Department commencement and awards ceremony
  • Political science-related activities outside the classroom
    • Mock Trial
    • Model Illinois Government
    • Model United Nations
    • Political Science Student Advisory Committee (POLS-SAC)
    • Pre-Law Society
    • Special Events (Meet the Faculty Night, Career Night, Focus Groups, Guest Speakers, etc.)