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The Department of Political Science offers nationally prominent programs that allow students to choose degrees spanning multiple areas while focusing on specific areas of study. 

With a degree in political science, criminal justice or international studies, you can have a career in multiple areas of society. As part of the Department of Political Science, you will:

  • Be mentored by an experienced faculty member
  • Be challenged in the classroom
  • Receive real-world experience through study abroad opportunities and internships
  • Have opportunities to attend seminars, lectures and conferences

Whether you envision yourself arguing in a courtroom, leading the charge on a campaign trail or exploring the world around you, you will find what you are looking for in the Department of Political Science.

News in Brief

  • VERMILLION, S.D. – The 4th annual Criminal Justice Career and Graduate Fair will take place Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Muenster University Center Ballroom from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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  • Congratulations to Olivia Mann and Aimee Wieczorek on presenting their papers at The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in New Orleans this past week. Liv's paper was on how bisexual individuals compare to others in terms of victim blaming. Aimee talked about hegemonic ma...