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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.
  • Jesse Caemmerer ’14 is one of the chosen few tasked with making the world a smaller place.

    Jesse Caemmerer, Political Science, ’14 is one of the chosen few tasked with making the world a smaller place. Named to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars for the Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Caemmerer will engage in an elite graduate curriculum that trains students to engage in China’s expanding role in the world. This program was modeled after the Rhodes scholarship – only 110 of 3,000 applicants were accepted – and is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Learn more...

    • 2016 Fulbright winners

      Alumna Stephanie Goodman’15, Public Health and Political Science double major and Senior Lindsey Allen, Political Science major with minors in communication and Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies have been awarded Fulbright Grants to study and serve abroad.   Stephanie will go to Ghana to evaluate the effects of enrollment in the government’s National Health Insurance Scheme on trauma-related mortality.  Lindsey will work in Morocco to create a typology for social entrepreneurship as an economic growth strategy and as a way to develop “human capital” for social change.  Congratulations to Stephanie and Lindsey.  Thanks to the faculty, staff, and student peer advisors in Political Science who encourage students to earn high honors for their hard work and civic spirit!

    • Ashraf Hammad '17

      "As a part of the Global Social Benefit Fellowship, I will enter a comprehensive program of social entrepreneurship, field-based study and action research. This summer, I will have the privilege of working alongside Empower Generation, a social enterprise that identifies, trains and supports rural women to distribute clean energy solutions to their remote communities in Nepal. In this pursuit, I, along with my colleague Clarissa Nguyen, will research, investigate, and document the impact of Empower Generation on its entrepreneurs, sales agents and customers."