Department of Political Science

Political science teaches students to analyze information and understand the behavioral, conceptual, historical, and institutional aspects of political life. We offer both a political science major and a political science minor, and students work with faculty to investigate such areas as justice and peace, foreign governments and globalization, the role of law in society, and the character of political life in the United States. There are internships in local, state, and national offices, and an option to study in Washington, D.C. There are a variety of relevant student clubs, including the Mock Trial team, a think tank, and the College Democrats or College Republicans clubs.


University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798