Political Science, B.A.

Affect politics through action.

Our political science degree graduates take their knowledge to governmental positions, law school, non-profits and corporations.

American Government. Comparative Politics. International Relations. Political Theory. Lewis' broad and fascinating political science curriculum will provide you with a deep understanding of government and politics at all levels. Our small class sizes provide the perfect environment for thoughtful intellectual exchange, in which you will develop critical thinking skills, learn from and empathize with different points of view, and understand how important politics truly is to our American and global landscape.

Internship Opportunities
Our Political Science majors have received internships in Springfield, IL and Washington, D.C., working in the White House, State Department, and for various members of Congress. By working alongside government administrators, policy makers, interest groups, and political campaigns, you will receive powerful insight into the real world of politics.

Study Abroad Opportunities
Many Political Science degree students take advantage of study abroad opportunities in Europe, the Far East and Latin America.

Service Learning Option
Turn theory into action by participating in one of our 20-hour service learning courses, helping your community and getting great real-world experience and insight into potential career paths after Lewis.

Life after Lewis
Possessing the intellectual, critical and communication skills necessary to analyze and influence political, social and economic policies, our graduates go on to succeed in a variety of career sectors, including politics, journalism, public affairs, law, or working with non-profits or corporations. Learn more about careers in political science.

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Helpful Resources

Department Course Descriptions

Political Science Course Cycle

Political Science Course Offerings for Spring 2016

Political Science Course Cycle (for Transfer Students)

Political Science Course Cycle (for Pre-Law Students)

Presidential Primary Voter Guide

Top Flight

Top Flight is a new student-run journal that will feature student research papers on any subject relating to politics. Papers can come from any field as long as the topic relates to politics, government, or public policy. If you have an paper that deserves an audience beyond just one professor, now is your opportunity to showcase your research to the Lewis community.   

We ask that all questions and submissions for the 2016 inaugural issue be sent to LewisTopFlight@gmail.com by February 29. Submissions will be reviewed and edited by the members of the Alpha Delta Gamma Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honors Society. Those papers accepted for inclusion will be published in our April 2016 issue.