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Political Science Program

The Political Science Program prepares students for graduate school and for careers in government, law, and related areas. Every effort is made to instill in the Political Science major the habits of objective analysis and open-mindedness along with a positive attitude toward the problems and potentials of the political system.

What is Political Science?

Political science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior. Political science subfields include political theory, political philosophy, political ideology, political economy, policy studies and analysis, comparative politics, international relations, and a host of related fields…Political scientists use both humanistic and scientific perspectives and tools and a variety of methodological approaches to examine the process, systems, and political dynamics of all countries and regions of the world.

From the American Political Science Association website.

Careers in Political Science


Timothy K. Welliver, Ph.D., Chair, Department of History and Political Science (email)
Aaron D. Hoffman, Ph.D. (email)
Lee R. Williams, Ph.D. (email)
Eric P. Roorda, Ph.D., Professor of History (email)

Faculty Profiles

Student Involvement

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Study Abroad

Bellarmine offers a wide variety of study abroad options on 6 continents in over 50 countries and at over 150 partner campuses around the globe.

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Political Science Program
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205

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