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Department of Political Science

Wood Building 203
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8948
Email: Sandy Christ, Office Professional

Political Science

President Obama visits UCM  President Obama

Welcome from the Coordinator

Full text of President Obama's Speech

Dr. Staab's post-speech interview

Welcome to the webpage for Political Science. Political Science offers a diverse set of programs taught by an extraordinary and multi-talented faculty. We currently have 115 majors and 90 minors, and our courses cover the traditional areas of the discipline: American politics, political theory, comparative politics, and international relations.

The Department of Government, International Studies, and Languages offers the BA and BS degree in Political Science as well as a minor in Political Science. The department also houses the newly-created interdisciplinary International Studies Major. In conjunction with the Departments of Criminal Justice and Marketing and Business Law, Political Science now offers the Legal Studies Minor.

Choosing a major in Political Science or International Studies opens the door to a variety of careers, including public office, law, teaching, journalism, non-profit work, foreign service, policy analysis, international business, and lobbying, to name just a few.

In addition to the wide array of courses from which to choose, students have the opportunity to participate in a number co-curricular activities, including internships at the local, state, and national level as well as student organizations, such as Student for Political Action, Model UN, and Mock Trial.

We hope you decide to pursue one of the many programs offered by Political Science. I can promise you that you will be challenged and inspired by the educational experience you recieve here.


Gregory W. Streich

Greg Streich