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A major in Political Science prepares students for a rich and rewarding career. Political science graduates are well equipped for professions both at home and abroad in the fields of law, business, criminal justice, education, journalism, and government service at the local, state, and federal levels. In fact, many political science graduates have reached the pinnacle of their respective professions.

The political science major provides students with the tools to become effective and politically active citizens and leaders. Students learn to process the endless flow of ideas, rhetoric and data that are an inescapable feature of the information age. By polishing valuable skills in analysis, communication, research, and writing, political science classes challenge students to think independently, with an informed awareness of current affairs and tolerance for other points of view. With these skills political science graduates are always among the leaders in community organizations and electoral politics.

Political science is among the most popular liberal arts majors and is highly suitable for combination as a double major with other disciplines such as business, economics, foreign languages, history, international studies, philosophy, psychology, and sociology, among others.

For more information about the Political Science Program at UNO click here.

 

Recent Awards for our Outstanding Faculty......

Dr. Randall Adkins - 2013-2014 College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Research Award

Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado -- 2012-2013 Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award in the College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Carson Holloway -- 2012-2013 College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Jody Neathery-Castro – 2011 College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Randall Adkins – 2010 Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Steve Bullock - 2008 College of Arts & Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Randall Adkins - 2007 College of Arts & Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Jody Neathery-Castro - 2007 College of Arts & Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Jody Neathery-Castro - 2007 Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Meredith Bacon – 2006 College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado – 2003 College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. James B. Johnson – 2001 College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Loree Bykerk, 1997 College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

These awards are among the highest honors that UNO bestows on its faculty.

 

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