Student meeting with Dr. Yohannes WoldemariamAll Political Science Majors complete a research project as part of the Senior Seminar or Independent Study courses.

Research is largely student-driven, yet guided by individual faculty members.  Students are encouraged to investigate issues of personal relevance or interest.

Here are some sample titles from previous projects:

  • Exploring the Conditions Under Which Military Regimes Took Power in 1970s Latin America
  • An Analysis of the Development of US Foreign Policy Attitudes toward Humanitarian Intervention in the Post-Cold War Era.
  • Federalism and Direct Democracy: Why States Dissent Against Federal Law
  • Explaining Turnout in National Elections: The Rising American Electorate and Candidate Issue Platforms