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Why Political Science at Valpo?

The Political Science Department at Valpo prepares you to become well-informed, engaged, and impactful citizens who understand the philosophy and practice of political systems. Through our concentrations in Legal Studies or Public Policy and Public Administration, you will learn about the political world in which you live and develop skills to critically and objectively analyze political information and to share your analysis with others.

The data analysis, writing, and communications skills that come with a Valpo Political Science degree will be useful no matter what career path you choose. Our graduates have worked on important policy issues like immigration, food safety, and education, and many have used their political science degree to launch careers in business.

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During Valpo’s Washington DC Semester, you can work in an internship of your choice while experiencing the social and political life of the nation’s capital.

Experts and Mentors

Professors at Valpo help students develop their knowledge, their career plans, and their curiosity.

Student Organizations

Political Science students can get involved with the Community Research and Service Center and work on applied research projects that support Northwest Indiana community organizations.

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Alumni Highlights
Valpo political science graduates have worked in the offices of US Senators and government agencies in Washington, DC and for state and municipal governments across the country. Our graduates have also pursued advanced degrees at schools like the London School of Economics, the Paris Institute of Political Studies, University College Dublin, the University of Michigan, and Indiana University.
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