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Political Science & Public Administration

Information and research help for the discipline of political science and public administration.


Welcome to the Political Science Research Guide. Political science is the discipline that deals with systems of government and the analysis of political activity and political behavior. On this page, you will find top resources for political science and tutorials to help with the research process. Click on the tabs for more in-depth information on locating specific resources in the political science and public administration disciplines. Please feel free to contact me for research assistance. My information is found below. 

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Political Science Department


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The Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Administration will champion your success every step of the way. Learn hands-on through internship programs at the local, state, national, and international levels. As a graduate, you'll be prepared for advanced study or ready to launch a successful career in government, business, or nonprofit organizations.

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