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About the Department 

The Department of Government is distinguished by the breadth and quality of its faculty, students, and curriculum.

Through some 200 courses each year, the Department offers undergraduate and graduate studies in an array of fields: American Political Institutions and Processes, Comparative Politics, Formal Theory, International Relations, Methodology, Political Theory, Public Law, and Public Policy. The Department also houses the Policy Agendas Project and the Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute research units.

Graduates go on to careers in virtually every profession and have become leaders in politics and diplomacy, education, law, business, medicine, the military, the arts, and in a great many governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations.


The Man Who Invented the Educated Political Operative?

Vincent Harris and the importance of higher education

Graduate Student Conference Brings Together Country’s Emerging Scholars

Conference brings together political scientists and law students from around country

Recap of Department's APSA Awards

McIver wins Mac Jewell award; alumni shine

Bryan Jones Honored by Danish University

Aarhus University confers honorary doctorate

Department Launches Live, Online Foreign Policy Course

Team-teaching format designed to enhance learning experience

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