Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at the University of Northern Iowa offers students a diverse curriculum designed to develop responsible citizens, successful professionals and community leaders. With majors in Political Science, Public Administration, Political Communication and a rigorous online Master of Public Policy program, students are sure to find their niche.
Political science teaches how to take on and talk about important and complex issues related to government, power and change. Students develop the tools to be responsible citizens, successful professionals and leaders in their communities.
UNI's Department of Political Science offers many civic engagement and leadership opportunities outside the classroom, including one of the nation's top campus voter engagement initiatives, PanthersVote.
Faculty within the Department of Political Science are knowledgeable, respected, passionate and, above all, dedicated to your success.
UNI’s smaller class sizes lead to more opportunities to get to know your professors and work closely with them. Whether you need help preparing for your next paper or exam, grad school recommendations or career advice ... your poli sci professor will be there to support you.
The mission of the Department of Political Science at the University of Northern Iowa is to promote systematic analyses of local, national and international political processes by disseminating knowledge, equipping students with critical thinking and analytical skills, and contributing scholarly research and publication to the discipline.