We are committed to helping undergraduate and graduate students develop and pursue their own research agendas. Learning how to answer cutting-edge questions about politics helps students develop skills and improve their resumes. It is also a kind of public service: every new research project in political science adds ideas and information to global debates about how to best organize our governments and economies.

Undergraduate and especially graduate courses in the political science department offer a variety of research opportunities. Students are also encouraged to find chances to participate in research by getting to know faculty members and discussing potential projects of mutual interest. The department also offers programs and funding to support independent research projects for students at all levels.

Learn more about student research in our department: