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.

The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce a new major in Public Policy (BA) will begin in Fall 2016.  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.

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Dr. Adriana Crocker, Associate Professor of Political Science, was awarded the distinguished 2016 Pearson Faculty Award!

The Pearson Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member whose performance exemplifies UIS’ commitment to excellence in teaching and who stands among the very best teachers on campus. Such a teacher both informs and inspires students, giving them the knowledge and values with which they may become productive and enlightened citizens. The award was established by a gift from Dr. Emmet and Mary Pearson, longtime benefactors of the campus.
The Pearson Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member whose performance exemplifies UIS’ commitment to excellence in teaching and who stands among the very best teachers on campus. Such a teacher both informs and inspires students, giving them the knowledge and values with which they may become productive and enlightened citizens. The award was established by a gift from Dr. Emmet and Mary Pearson, longtime benefactors of the campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hear from Political Science and Legal Studies major Michelle Tuma about her experience at UIS.