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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. Deeply committed to the values of a Jesuit education, he was an award-winning teacher and pioneer in the field of conflict simulation.

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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.
Intern Spotlight: Kate Wetterstrand ‘20

Transfer student shares her experience working in the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office

Ciara Moezidis Named a Truman Finalist

SCU Junior is a Finalist for a Premier Fellowship for Those Pursuing Public Service

Student Spotlight: Robbie Nunes '21

Learn about the Washington Semester Program

    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