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    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 Pi Sigma Alpha (the National Political Science Honor Society) 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 Pre-Law Minor 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. 

    Thank You, Dr. Andrew Conteh    
    It is hard to believe, but Dr. Andrew Conteh's time at MSU Moorhead ends with the fall semester. After more than 30 years, Dr. Conteh is retiring and moving to California.  Before he leaves, we want as many people as possible who have been touched by this extraordinary man to say “thank you.”  A gathering in his honor will be held during Homecoming Week, on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom.  Everyone is invited to attend.

    Statements will be made by several people at the event, but if you are unable to attend, a tribute blog has been created at https://tributetodrandrewconteh.wordpress.com/ as well as a Facebook page “Thank You, Dr. Andrew Conteh” where messages can be posted.

    For further information on the event, or if you want to share a story, please contact Dr. Barbara Headrick at headrick@mnstate.edu .

       


  • Thank You, Dr. Andrew Conteh

    Wednesday, Oct. 5 | 6-8:30 p.m. | CMU Ballroom After more than 30 years, Dr. Andrew Conteh is retiring and moving to California. Before he leaves, we want as many people as possible who have been touched by this extraordinary man to say “thank you.”  We also want those who wish to personally honor in […]

    Student Paper Accepted into Peer-Reviewed Economics Journal

    Dirk Jasperse, a Economics and Political Science double major, had his paper “Evaluating the Impact of Library Children’s program Attendance on Circulation of Library Children’s Materials” accepted for publication in Issues in Political Economy, a peer-reviewed journal for undergraduate research in Economics. Jasperse’s paper originated as a term paper in Introduction to Econometrics. He was […]

    Trisha Rutten, MSUM Political Science graduate, is the cover story on the current issue of Area Woman

    Trisha Rutten (formerly Dewar), MSUM Political Science graduate, is the cover story on the current issue of Area Woman. The article details the amazing story of Trisha surviving a stroke as a 26-year-old mom and undergraduate. This challenge spurred Trisha to reach higher while knowing, “Moments really matter to me. Every moment matters with my […]

    Political Science Honors Graduates, Pi Sigma Alpha Members and 2015 Outstanding Political Science Student

    On the evening of May 5, Political Science held a banquet honoring Spring 2015 graduates and current and new members of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science national honor society. Held at Usher’s House in Moorhead, the event celebrated the Political Science and International Studies programs 18 seniors who are graduating. MSUM Political Science also […]

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