College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Political Science


Although our offices are closed, we are working remotely and are available to help you via email, phone, or Zoom. Our office phones are forwarded, so feel free to call (Poli Sci office: 319-273-2039; Scott Peters: 319-273-2727). We're here to help you with whatever challenges you're facing. 

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The Department of Political Science at the University of Northern Iowa offers a number of unique undergraduate programs taught by nationally and internationally known scholars. Instructors offer classes in American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory and Public Administration. The department also sponsors or hosts multiple student organizations, campus lectures, Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society) and more. Members of the department often appear in local and national news as experts in their respective fields.

For more information about the department, contact:

Scott Peters, Department Head

Katrinka Carpenter, Department Secretary