The Department of Politics reflects an appreciation of the cultural, historical, ethical, and theoretical foundations of political order. While actively engaging the methods and issues of social science, our courses also address the dignity of the person and the rich web of social life, consistent with the Catholic tradition that gave birth to the University.

Students in the major can choose to focus on one of three sub-concentration fields: American government, political theory, and world politics (which includes comparative politics and international relations). We offer a diversity of courses for majors and minors, as well as a pre-law track, and many of our majors pursue internships or study-abroad opportunities, including parliamentary internships in London, Dublin, and at the European Union.