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Department: Political Science

Political Science

About the Program

A political science major prepares students for various careers, particularly in education, politics, and law.

Notre Dame students who major in political science develop strong analytical skills, as well as a deep understanding of historical and contemporary political issues. Students with interests in law, social justice, war/peace, human rights, American politics, comparative politics, politic theory or international politics should consider a political science degree.

At Notre Dame, the disciplines of history and political science link the humanities and the social sciences. Historians and political scientists share interests in government, politics, social and economic interactions, civic participation, and international relations. Together, the two disciplines will help you develop a wide perspective on human society and its institutions, past and present.