Outside the Classroom

Opportunities to apply and expand your knowledge within the major as well as outside of the classroom are offered throughout the academic year. Among these are student conferences, lectures, student publications, faculty presentations and more.

Attend Conferences

Political Science majors present research, expand their networks, and become more knowledgeable about the discipline through attendance at a variety of conferences, including:

  • Air Force Academy Assembly (Fall semester)

  • Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (Spring semester)

  • West Point Student Conference on United States Affairs (Fall semester)

 Watch your e-mail for details about how to apply!

Publish your work

Beyond Politics: An Undergraduate Review of Politics

This journal is published by the University of Notre Dame and is peer-reviewed exclusively for the publication of outstanding undergraduate research in the field of political science.     

The Journal of Undergraduate Research

Cornell International Affairs Review

The Diplomacist

The Journal of Undergraduate International Studies

The Developing Economist, UT Austin

Penn Undergraduate Law Journal

Hemispheres: The Tufts Journal of International Affairs

Virginia Undergraduate Law Review

The Journal of Politics and International Affairs, Ohio State University

The Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science

Gain leadership experience and network by joining a club or professional organization.

LinkedIn  Join the Notre Dame Political Science Alumni group, and/or the Public Policy and International Affairs Group on LinkedIn. You do not have to wait until you graduate to join.

Model UN The Notre Dame Model UN club offers students a unique opportunity. Not only do students learn about varying issues that affect the globe everyday, they also get the chance to represent a country and adapt its foreign policy towards these issues. Mock sessions during our meetings provide an accurate simulation of the actuall process carried out in the United Nations in New York. Plus, its fun!   Please visit the web site: http://www3.nd.edu/~ndmun/

Women in Politics is open to women and men in any major. WIP holds roundtable discussions with students and faculty, hosts speakers and is involved in community service. For more information, send an e-mail to wip@nd.edu and like their Facebook page, Women in Politics of Notre Dame.

Professional Organizations

Foreign Policy Association

Council on Foreign Relations

The Chicago Council on Foreign Affairs

Amnesty International

American Political Science Association