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.

Big Opportunities, Small Class Environment

UVM's Political Science Department offers the best of both worlds: a university department exclusively focused on undergraduates, modeled on the intimate atmosphere of a small liberal arts college. From a departmental honors program, to internships in Vermont and Washington, to study abroad options, the department provides an array of programs to supplement your course work and prepare you for life after graduation.