The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Political Science

Political Science

Political Science majors study political life in the varied contexts in which it occurs - institutions, social movements, power relations, elections, political culture, ideas, war, and more. The major and minor emphasize issues central to public life. The curriculum develops skills in comprehension and in analysis of complex arguments and phenomena. 

The department of Political Science is the largest in the College with more than 35 faculty and two majors. Many undergraduates have the opportunity to work with faculty on research projects through the department's research fellowship program. 

In addition to a traditional Master's program, the department offers an accelerated (4+1) master's option.

Department of Political Science

Thompson Hall
200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-2438