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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


September 25, 2022   Political Science Department picnic! 4pm Overlook Park Shelter #1, Clinton Lake, Faculty, Staff, Grad Students