Department of Political Science

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Undergraduate Programs

With a bachelor's degree in political science from IUP, you'll learn about the dynamics that shape global business, trade, and cooperation and increase your value for careers in government, business, and numerous international organizations. Choose from our large variety of campus student organizations to gain leadership experience.

Political Science, BA

Political Science/Pre-Law Track, BA

International Studies/Political Science, BA

International Studies Minor

Political Science Minor

Homeland Security Minor

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Graduate Programs

Raise your game with an advanced master's degree in public affairs. This graduate program provides an interdisciplinary education that focuses on policy analysis, administrative management, and budgeting. With this degree, you can move forward toward a doctoral degree or share your expertise with government agencies and businesses with a global reach.

Public Affairs, MA


Internships are highly recommended for students pursuing a degree in Political Science.

Model United Nations

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Celebrate Constitution Day with Public Reading, Chat with the Founders

Two events will highlight Constitution Day, the day in 1787 when the US Constitution was signed. On Monday, September 21, the IUP community is invited to participate in a public reading of the Constitution at noon. That evening, four of the authors of the Constitution will give a presentation at the Six O’Clock Series.

Attend a Difficult Dialogues Workshop: How to Respond to Upsetting Remarks

When someone says something upsetting, it’s hard to know what to do. Using the tools of Difficult Dialogues, this workshop will prepare you to engage in the conversation instead of running from it. Register for one of several virtual workshops offered on August 24, 25, and 26, 2020.