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Department ofPolitical Science

Political Science


Remembering William Stover

William Stover, Professor of Political Science, died on June 11 after a long illness. Coming to Santa Clara in 1975, Bill played an instrumental role in building today’s Political Science Department. Read more

The William Stover Memorial Fund

Proceeds from The William Stover Memorial Fund provided internship opportunities for several political science majors this summer 2020. Meet three of these interns.


The Political Science Department 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.
  • Lily Evans

    2020-21 Hackworth Fellows

    Three political science majors selected as this year's Hackworth Fellows: Julian Dreiman '21, Lily Evans '21, Alexandra George '21

Study in the Nation's Capital

Learn more about the Washington Semester at American University (AU) program! 

More Beyond the Classroom

Learn more about Internships and Fellowships!

Contact Us

Address: Political Science Department
               Santa Clara University
               500 El Camino Real
               Santa Clara, CA 95053-0335

Campus Location: Vari Hall, Room 230

Phone: 408-554-4508