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  • The Department of Political Science is devoted to the study of politics and government, domestically and abroad. This includes the study of political institutions that exercise government authority, including legislatures, courts, and administrative agencies; political organizations through which individuals and groups seek to reshape the political landscape, including parties, interest groups, and social movements; public policies that reflect governmental efforts to regulate the actions of individuals and corporations, including civil rights, immigration, and environmental policy; and the interactions between and among nation-states and transnational organizations that shape patterns of trade and development, conflict and cooperation, war and peace.

    At the undergraduate level, political science majors will be exposed to political inquiry across a broad array of substantive topics, while also concentrating in one of the following areas: American Politics & History, Law & Politics, Political Economy, Political Participation & Mobilization, Global Governance & Foreign Policy, Political Violence & Conflict, Public Policy, Parties & Elections, Comparative Politics, Citizenship & Democracy, or Political Thought & Philosophy. 

    At the graduate level, doctoral students receive broad training in quantitative and qualitative methods of social science research, while also concentrating in two of the following substantive fields: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Administration & Policy, Law & Courts, or Security Studies.
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    Stromer-Galley and Thomsen discuss the debate on Bridge Street

    Watch Jennifer Stromer-Galley and Danielle Thomsen debate the debate on Bridge Street.

    Highlights from Maxwell's debate watch in DO

    Read about the reactions from faculty and students at Maxwell's presidential debate watch in the Daily Orange article, "Syracuse University students amused by 1st presidential debate."

    Barkun and Rupert discuss the alt-right political movement with the DO

    Michael Barkun and Mark Rupert spoke with the Daily Orange about the alt-right political movement and why it matters in the 2016 presidential election cycle. Read more.
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