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Department of Political Science

Message from the Chair

Gibbs Knotts
Gibbs Knotts, Department Chair
Welcome to the Department of Political Science. Whether you are interested in American campaigns and elections or international human rights, global climate change or criminal justice, foreign policy or urban planning, Chinese politics or the politics of Africa, intelligence gathering or health policy, public opinion or revolutionary protest, local community groups or international development agencies, the Department of Political Science has the faculty, the courses, and the extracurricular programming for you.
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Department Spotlight:  Post-Commencement Reception will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014 

Political Science graduates - Please stop by with your family and friends and celebrate the class of 2014 with Political Science faculty and fellow graduates in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Enjoy refreshments and have fun in the photo booth!  Event will be held in the School of Sciences and Mathematics Building immediately following the afternoon commenencement.


2014 Political Science Student Awards Reception
Posted on 24 April 2014 | 9:58 am
On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, more than 80 students, faculty, friends and family gathered in Alumni Hall to celebrate the academic achievements of political science students.  36 new members were initiated into Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science Honor Society and five students were awarded Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper Awards for their outstanding […]
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Panel Discussion: What can I really do with a Law Degree?
Posted on 11 April 2014 | 12:24 pm
What can I really do with a Law Degree? Wednesday, April 16th   6:30-8:00 p.m. Education Center Room 116 Speakers Include: Sheriff Al Cannon Judge Bentley Price Professor Geiza Vargas-Vargas Attorney Robert Rosen President Maverick Southern Kitchens Richard D. Elliott                          Pizza and Soda will be provided.
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