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#PanthersVote student voter engagement is regularly top in the country.


Major easily allows for complimentary double majors, minors and certificates.


Profs are frequently called upon by local and national media for their expertise in public affairs.

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Department of Political Science
335 Sabin Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0404

Email: scott.peters@uni.edu

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Why Political Science?

Find your path.

Students take a wide array of courses in four areas: American politics, comparative politics, international relations and political theory. Examples include:

  • International Security 
  • Race & Public Policy 
  • Law, Politics & Society 
  • The Politics of International Development 
  • Leadership & Management in Public Service 
  • Political Psychology 
  • State Politics 
  • Human Rights 
  • Freedom, Justice & Power 
Emily Loomis, '21

Grow your future.

UNI’s political science majors are prepared for nearly any workplace, including private industry, the nonprofit sector and local, state and national government. 

Recent graduates have gone on to work for nonprofit organizations focused on immigrant and refugee populations; state and local government; and as analysts for federal law-enforcement and intelligence agencies.

They have also found private industry jobs in areas such as lobbying and government relations, as well as data analysis and marketing. Graduates also frequently go on to law school or graduate programs that focus on international diplomacy, political science, public administration and public policy. 

Career focused poli sci student

Go beyond.

Students have the opportunity to put their classroom learning into practice via service-learning and internships with national, state and local government agencies and nonprofits. 

The major offers many civic engagement and leadership opportunities outside the classroom, including a competitive Model United Nations team, an academic partnership with U.S. Strategic Command and our #panthersvote voter engagement efforts.

Students can also participate in organizations like Pre-law Club, Political Science Society and Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.

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