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.

Our program is focused on the undergraduate student experience. With the exception of a few courses each semester offered by adjunct faculty with substantial professional experience in their fields, every course in the department is taught by full-time faculty—no courses are taught by graduate students. You will have an adviser who is a full-time faculty member available during regular office hours or by appointment.

What Makes Us Special

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Big Opportunities, Small Class Environment

UVM's Department of Political Science offers the best of both worlds: a university department focused on undergraduates and modeled on the intimate atmosphere of a small liberal arts college. We offer a departmental honors program, internships in Vermont and Washington, and study abroad options.
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World-Class Faculty and Programs

Our programs complement the teaching and research of our distinguished faculty, providing a political science education second to none. UVM faculty regularly publish in academic journals and scholarly presses, and their expertise is sought by national and international media, think tanks, and more.
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Courses with Breadth and Depth

With 20 full-time faculty members, the political science department offers an unusually broad range of course offerings. You can take courses on almost every major world area, nearly every aspect of American politics, gender issues from American and global perspectives, and much more.