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Political Science

Our program blends traditional academic coursework with experiential learning opportunities like public and private sector internships, study abroad, and a Washington Semester Program where SCU students combine classroom learning with work at places like the Justice Department, international NGOs, the White House, and elsewhere.
    • Sophie Meyer

      Sophie Meyer '17 heading to Oxford University

      Sophie is pursuing a master’s degree in international and comparative education at Oxford University. After that, she plans to apply for a fellowship with the California State Assembly. While at Santa Clara, Sophie interned in the California State Assembly and served as a research assistant in the Political Science department, working on both criminal justice policy and the impact of recidivism. The recipient of the Michael Shallo Prize for outstanding achievement in political science, Sophie graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She plans a career in education reform.

    • Areli Hernandez

      Areli Hernandez: Summer 2017 Undergraduate Fulbright Fellow

      One of four U.S. students selected for an Undergraduate Fulbright Summer Institute at the University of London, Areli will study the Politics of Protest & Change focusing on Social Movements. She hopes to further research London's race relations and the rise in hate crime post-Brexit; all paid for by the Fulbright Commission.

    • Anne Baker

      Anne Baker: Do Political Contributions Hinder the Pursuit of Economic Justice? (Podcast)

      On May 16, 2017, the Bannan Institute's Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley discussed the pursuit of economic justice in our democratic system with Political Science Assistant Professor Anne Baker. The podcast can be found here.
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      SCU Students Attend Model United Nations

      The SCU delegation to the 67th Model United Nations of the Far West conference in San Francisco, CA. This year's theme was "Old Threats, New Threats: Global and Human Security in 2017." We represented Syria, Iran, and France. The students learned about cooperation, negotiations, and conflict resolution. It was a great experience for one and all.