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Welcome to KU Political Science

Political science advances our understanding of politics, power, governance, and public policy in the United States and across the globe.

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Why should you choose political science?

Almost every part of your life is affected by politics and public policy. Studying political science at KU provides a strong foundation for a professional and academic future.

Why Political Science


Intelligence & National Security Studies, Certificate or Minor!
ICCAE students have awareness of, and preparation for entering, intelligence careers.

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Political Science Department Events

August 18. 2022 10 a.m:. Political Science New Grad Student Orientation,
Zoom, PSGA Q&A session following, also Zoom

September 25, 2022   Political Science Department picnic! 4pm
Overlook Park Shelter #1, Clinton Lake, Faculty, Staff, Grad Students...
Alumni here for homecoming welcome to come by (RSVP)

October 13, 7pm Ketzel speaker series: Dr. Robert S. Ross
Professor of Political Science at Boston College & Associate John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard
will speak at the Dole Institute of Politics, with the Dole Institute as Co-Sponsor with the KU Political Science Department
He is also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and the National Committee for U.S.- China Relations