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