- Develop a research proposal with your interests in our “Research Methods” class.
- Work 1-1 with faculty to create a unique contribution to the field with your Proseminar Independent Research Paper.
- Explore and network career prospects with the opportunity to spend a semester in D.C or with an internship
- Engage with current issues with events like “Pizza and Politics.”
- Network with mentors with our Connections program
- Write your own story with our “senior sequence” geared to have publishable pieces of writing, whether academic or op-eds and a career path.
First year: explore
Here’s some of the things you can do as soon as you arrive to the department:
- Learn from multiple disciplines: Political Theory, International Politics and American Politics
- Engage in exciting “Pizza and Politics” events
- Follow the department social media accounts (@LinfieldPOLS_IR)
- Apply to join the Elliot Alexander Scholars
- Start working in one of the most prestigious work study teams on campus
Second year: build
Continue your exploration into big questions, begin to hone in your interest and develop new skills by:
- Taking an upper division course that you find interesting like Politics and the Arts, Comparative Politics or Campaigns and Elections
- Taking Research Methods, a class that will teach you to consume data critically and to propose your own research.
- Start building connections with alumni and upperclassmen with our PoliSci Alumni and Student Connections program.
- Participate with faculty in Collaborative Research
Third year: apply
During this year you will continue growing and expanding your horizons beyond our campus.
- You will engage in experiential learning through internships, both locally and in D.C to start gaining professional experience
- You will continue learning and exploring through our upper division courses
- You will partner with a faculty member and conduct a unique research with them.