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Political Science Undergraduate Student Research

Sarah Strinka, portrait
Sarah Strinka won the Karen Jenkins-King undergraduate paper award for 2018.

Political Science Opportunities

Undergraduate Political Science students have many opportunities to get research experience with faculty who are widely recognized for their research in a number of areas, including U.S. politics as well as current events happening around the world, including Africa and the Middle East.

Faculty research areas include:

  • American Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Law and Politics

Students who are interested in undergraduate research should consult the list of Faculty Research Areas and reach out to faculty with whom they might want to work.

Undergraduate research can be conducted along with a thesis for students pursuing Departmental Honors. See When and How to Begin, with tips about working with a thesis adviser and choosing a thesis topic.