Department of Political Science

Whether you are seeking a career in practical politics or academic politics, the Political Science Department at UIS offers you internships, an accelerated BA/MA option, and an educational experience to prepare you for a variety of careers.

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The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce a new major in Public Policy (BA) to begin Fall 2016 (pending final IBHE approval).  The new Public Policy BA is designed to facilitate study and/or employment in applied politics and policy making, utilizing the locational advantages of the state capital of Illinois.  The curriculum explores the full policy-making process, including the study of specific policy issues from healthcare to education, criminal justice, social welfare, environmental and agricultural policy, among other areas.  Public Policy students will develop the necessary tools to participate in the advocacy, drafting and analysis of public policy.