Department Chair: Karen Swenson

The Political Science Department endeavors to provide high quality undergraduate and graduate level education that stresses knowledge of politics, government and public policies while promoting responsible and active citizenship. The department promotes diverse learning experiences that address multiple learning styles while enabling students to apply the skills of comparison, explanation, prediction and critical analysis to a wide variety of political issues and situations. The department also emphasizes a focus on social science research methods and techniques, the liberal arts approach, both written and verbal communication, and practical education opportunities as it prepares students for future careers and their ultimate role as responsible citizens in a diverse world.

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Student Honors Theses

Political Science Student Capstone Posters

Political Science Open Educational Resources

Masters Theses

Graduate Student Capstone Projects

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

EIU Political Science Review