University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science



Morgan Saunders, a class of 2012 grad, now in her first year at Columbia University Law School, recently wrote a short note to Professor Lisa Holmes.

"I owe a great deal to the Political Science Department at UVM. As a Columbia Law student I consistently use both the information and skills I learned from my political science professors, courses, and senior thesis. Indeed I am ahead of many of my classmates in my comfort level with reading cases, speaking during class, and professional writing. I credit much of this to the wide array of classes and professors available in the department. My ability to take a deep dive into issues through multiple classes was critically important in helping develop the interests and experiences that got me here. The faculty's diverse areas of expertise meant that I was able to build meaningful relationships with professors who all contributed in different ways to the student I am today. Their advising and academic support was invaluable. The academic relationships I built during undergrad continue to be critically important today. If anyone ever asks if a UVM education prepares you for a top-tier law school the answer is unequivocally yes."

Morgan E. Saunders
Columbia Law School Class of 2017



Introduction to Political Science

The Political Science Department at the University of Vermont offers courses across the discipline, taught by scholar-teachers with outstanding research records and national reputations. Whether you are interested in American politics, law, women's issues, political theory, international relations or the politics of different world areas, you will find members of the department teaching courses and doing cutting-edge research in your field of interest.

Why Study Political Science at UVM?

UVM's Political Science Department offers its students the best of both worlds: a department exclusively focused on undergraduates, on the model of a liberal arts college, and a faculty with research and publication records comparable to those found in major research universities.

World-Class Faculty and Programs

From pre-law advising to the departmental honors program to internships in Vermont and Washington to study abroad, the Political Science Department offers its students an array of programs to supplement their course work and get them ready for life after graduation. These programs complement the teaching and research of our distinguished faculty, providing our students with a political science education second to none.



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