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The Department of Political Science provides graduate and undergraduate education in five subfields: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and Constitutional studies.  Our faculty have earned international recognition for research on pressing political and social issues of interest to our communities, the nation, and the world. USA Today recently reported that College Factual ranks our undergraduate program among  "The Top Ten Best Colleges for a Major in Political Science."

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  • May 13

    Gamma Delta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha Induction

    Gamma Delta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha
    Induction Ceremony
    Friday, May 13, 2016
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    141 DeBartolo Hall…

  • May 14

    Senior Recognition Ceremony

    Senior Recognition Ceremony
    Saturday, May 14, 2016
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  • May 15

    Arts and Letters Diploma Ceremony

    Arts and Letters students and their families are invited to attend the College of Arts and Letters’
    2016 Diploma Ceremony on Sunday afternoon, May 15.

    To participate in this event, all students must register online in advance.

    The conferral of degrees will take place during the Notre Dame Commencement exercises Sunday morning, but students will receive their diplomas during...…

  • Jun 13

    8th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty: Teaching Peace in the 21st Century

    The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) invite you and your team to register for the 8th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty in Peace Studies Program Development, June 13 – 17, 2016.

    The Summer Institute brings together teams of academics who want to launch a peace studies program at their college or...…