- Collaborate with faculty in their pioneering research in political theory.
- 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 both in and out of the department.
- 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 are some of the things you can do as soon as you arrive in our department:
- Learn the foundational blocks of the discipline: Great Political Thinkers and The Study of Law
- Engage in exciting “Pizza and Politics” events
- Follow the department social media accounts
- Join the Elliot Alexander Scholars
- Start working in one of the most prestigious work-study teams on campus
Second Year: Build
In your second year, you start wandering into the big topics of Law, Rights, and Justice and start making your mark. Adding to all of what was mentioned before, during your second year you will:
- Take an upper division course that you find interesting like Law, Rights, and Justice; and Social and Political Philosophy.
- Take 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 unique research with them.
Fourth Year: Master
This year is for reflection and synthesis of all of what you have learned through your journey.
- You will participate in a Senior Sequence in which you will prepare for a life in the world of law, rights, and justice through several modes of writing and presentations as well as presenting your own Senior Thesis project.
- You will apply for prestigious graduate programs.
- You will apply for jobs in the field.