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Undergraduate Programs

The political science curriculum at the University of Portland aims to provide the following: a basic understanding of the Western tradition of political philosophy; an introduction to the methodology of social science, with a specific emphasis on political behavior; an introduction to comparative analysis politics and international relations through a variety of basic courses as well as area studies; an understanding of the political system of the United States with emphasis on urban, state, and national institutions, public law, administration and policy; and an opportunity to experience practical applications of the discipline through internships.