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Welcome to the Political Science Department

The Political Science Department offers courses that explore some of the most important questions of concern to citizens in countries all over the world: Why are some governments stable and others not? How do individuals and groups gain and maintain power? How do public policies affect citizens’ lives — and how can citizens affect those policies? Our community of scholars examines these questions, and more.

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Undergraduate Programs

As a political science major, you’ll explore this dynamic subject across three crucial areas — American politics and public policy, comparative politics, and international relations — in the context of a foundational liberal arts education.

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Faculty and students research a range of political science topics. Students are encouraged to conduct research, whether on their own, as part of a small team, or in collaboration with faculty, and can apply for funding for their independent work.

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Careers and Internships

Clark political science majors frequently secure internships in local and state government offices, through the  Washington, D.C. semester program, or as part of a study abroad experience, and go on to careers in local, state, and national government, international and community organizations, business, journalism, and education.

Contact Information

Department of Political Science

Contact Us
  • Jefferson Academic Center, Third floor, Room 302
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7155
  • 1-508-793-8816 FAX