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Real-World Experience

Political science majors have many opportunities to gain real-world experience that will prepare them for a professional career or advanced study in a graduate or professional program upon graduation. The department offers academic credit for a variety of political science-related opportunities, including:

  • Internships
    There are multiple internship opportunities made available to students. Internships provide students with work or academic experience that will serve them well in the future.
  • Center for Community Engaged Learning
    The Center for Community-Engaged Learning works with partners to provide opportunities for students to engage in off-campus experiential learning through community work and place-based educational programs. Whether academically-based or co-curricular, these experiences complement classroom learning, foster personal, professional and civic development, and allow students to work with other to enhance the well-being of our communities. 
  • National Student Exchange
    Students may arrange to study at another university in the US. Additional options include study in Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands, and Canada.
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
    University-wide and department-specific opportunities exist for undergraduates to work closely with faculty members on an independent study project or to fill a class slot by pursuing a topic of close interest to them.