University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

Old Mill Building at night
Alex Zakaras has won the 2016 Sanders Prize in Political Philosophy for his paper  “Complicity and Coercion: Towards an Ethics of Political Participation.” See more....



Professor Eileen Burgin is the guest editor of a special edition, on the Affordable Care Act,

Journal of Politics and Life Sciences of the journal Politics and the Life Sciences. She also has published two articles in that special edition: Politics and the Life Sciences - Cambridge Journals Online. New to Cambridge in 2015, Politics and the Life Sciences (PLS) is a biannual, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a global audience. PLS is the official journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, an American Political Science Association (APSA) Related Group and an American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) Member Society. Read more...

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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