Florin Citu '96, senator in Romania

Political Science

Political science analyzes the political world, and students prepare for work in a wide array of careers as well as rich, productive lives as citizens. You structure a major marked by breadth and depth, and you complement it with courses from across the curriculum. Yet you move well beyond the classroom, with internships, research projects, and off-campus study.  Majors look forward to careers in many different fields – like politics and policy (both domestic and international), law, journalism, business and teaching – or graduate study in a variety of disciplines.

Department News

Sheahan Virgin '08 working in his office

Election Rules, Pressure Cookers, and the Impacts of Trumpism

A new political science prof’s serpentine career path back to Grinnell
Red leaves cling to a tree in fall

Welcome, New Faculty in 2020–21!

About 2 dozen tenure-track and term faculty from art history to theatre and dance joined the Grinnell College community in fall 2020. The new faculty members’ varied research and teaching interests present students with even more compelling choices for rounding out their unique curriculum plans for the year.
Conceptual illustration showing a smart phone used for remote learning and a large book in the background

Intellectual Engagement During a Summer with Fewer Options Than Normal

Concern for the students, especially those who stayed on campus, prompted a professor to volunteer to teach

Department Information

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