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Welcome to the Department of Political Science

We offer students a flexible and customizable educational experience through interdisciplinary undergraduate degree programs in Political Science and many combined majors.

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Welcome to the Department of Political Science

Through our undergraduate and graduate programs, we prepare students for a future as leaders in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. A Northeastern education combines classroom and experiential learning by encouraging the application and transformation of knowledge and skills across a range of contexts from government agencies to nonprofit organizations to a wide range of industries. We equip our students with new capacities for the 21st century including new proficiencies such as text mining, data visualization, and network analysis. We encourage students to be global citizens by engaging in local communities. Our department is a national leader in the development of faculty-led, short-term study abroad programs known as Dialogues of Civilization, in which our faculty offer academic programs in Brazil, Israel, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Switzerland, among other countries.

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