The Department of Political Science offers strong major and minor programs sharing a focus on public concerns. We are committed to providing our students with the tools and competence to succeed in their lives, their graduate education and their careers by instilling academic rigor, information access and research skills, dedication to life-long learning and respect for diversity in cultures, nations and institutions of democracy. For a compact overview of what we do, please watch this slideshow. [more]
Alumnae and alumni of the Department of Political Science work in Richmond, Washington, DC, all over the United States and across the world! As a graduate of our program we would like to hear from you - please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey and update your contact information? Thanks! Consider joining JMU Politicos, an organization for JMU alumnae/i living in the DC and Richmond areas. [more]
The JMU Political Science Department Endowment Honoring Retired Professors will provide funds to support the work of faculty in the Department of Political Science in a project-oriented manner. These projects will enhance the teaching and research of departmental faculty working with undergraduate and graduate students in political science, public policy and administration, and international affairs. This endowment will finance activities central to the development of new courses, innovative teaching strategies in existing courses, and research on local, state, national, and international issues. Visit our web page honoring the Department of Political Science emeritus faculty.
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Summer 2013 Course Registration
Registration for Summer 2013 courses will happen between March 18 and 21. Click on the following links to access the variedly formatted and multicolored pre-registration advising memos for the POSC, PPA, and INTA majors.
The Spring 2012 edition of Political Currents, the JMU Political Science Alumni magazine is out - just click on the icon.