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  • Political Science
  • Political Science

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  • Political Science

    The Political Science Department provides outstanding instruction on the study of government institutions, public processes, politics and political behavior. Courses are taught by dedicated faculty members—all of whom hold Ph.D.s—and who have unique, diverse backgrounds that offer a blend of policy, law, judicial and international affairs experience. 

    Students are highly engaged in both lively classroom discussions and through forums outside of the classroom, such as the Model U.N., Pi Sigma Alpha (the National Political Science Honor Society), the Public Affairs Institute and the Student Academic Conference. Students learn to embrace diplomatic approaches, versatility in political thought and global perspectives through a variety of learning experiences. The Legal Studies Program and the International Studies Program are outstanding complements to the Political Science degree. Students graduate from the program with a deep understanding of government systems and public policy, and are well positioned to enter a variety of career fields, including government, business, education and journalism. 

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  • Dr. Steven Bolduc participated in North Dakota Governor’s History Conference

    Dr. Steven Bolduc participated in the North Dakota Governor’s History Conference on Saturday, October 18, in Bismarck, ND. Bolduc’s and Dr. Amy Phillips’ (director of the Minot State University Social Work program at NDSU and former MSUM professor) invited presentation, “Special Delivery: The Significance of the Post Office in Rural North Dakota Communities,” surveyed some [...]

    World War I and its impact on diversity

    Come to CMU 205 today to watch a lecture on World War I and its impact on Diversity today! Presented by Dr. Margaret Sankey from the Political Science Department. Free admission. Part of Diversity Week sponsored by Student Senate and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion!

    MSUM students attend Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference

    On April 3-6, a delegation of 18 students participated in the annual Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference, held this year at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. Representing Nigeria, Kenya, Greece, and the Philippines, MSUM students excelled in committee discussions on a wide array of topics ranging from the crises in Ukraine and Syria, to [...]

    The War Over Water

    Student to present on water resource sharing Sophomore Jordan Pinneke is the epitome of the phrase, “so much to do, so little time.” Whether it is with her secretarial position for the Sustainable Campus Initiative Committee, her job as an administrative assistant at the Office of Campus Sustainability, working as an RA on campus, or [...]

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