Political Science and Public Administration students have the opportunity to work in groups and participate in the community, civic life, and public affairs. Each year the Political Science Department faculty and students participate in the Arts & Ideas panels that discuss current political events and topics, ranging from elections to war to public policy issues. These events are organized for the whole Lewis University community.
Students interested in going to law school can participate in Mock Trial and attend local, regional, and national competitions. The Lewis University Mock Trial team has members from 17 different disciplines, and has experienced great success at both the individual and team levels. It has been among the top ten regional teams six times, earning this honor for four consecutive years.
Finally, Political Science and Public Administration students have the opportunity to join the Alpha Delta Gamma Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. Lewis University’s chapter membership is open to juniors and seniors who have completed ten semester hours of work in political science, who have maintained a B average or higher in all political science courses, and who have an overall academic standing in the upper one-third of their class. In addition to honorable recognition, students in Pi Sigma Alpha have leadership opportunities within the organization. Finally, these students have access to resources pertaining to graduate work and employment opportunities, and members may apply for scholarships and paper awards through Pi Sigma Alpha’s Washington D.C. office.