University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

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Recently Published: Prof. Eileen Burgin's article: War Over Words: Reinterpreting "Hostilities" and the War Powers Resolution (BYU Journal of Public Law (29 BYU J. Pub.L.99)




Nelson Invested as Elliot A. Brown Green and Gold Professor of Law, Politics and Political Behavior

Garrison Nelson, senior member of the political science faculty at the University of Vermont and a well-known commentator on Vermont and national political trends, issues and personalities, was invested May 14 as the first Elliot A. Brown Green & Gold Professor of Law, Politics and Political Behavior. (Full Article)



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.