About

Photo: Jyl JosephsonMessage from the Chair, Dr. Jyl Josephson:

Political science is the study of power and how power works within and among local to global communities. In our classes you will learn about political institutions such as governments, international and transnational organizations, social movements for political change and social justice, how political actors, from you and your friends to prime ministers and presidents, make a difference in political life. At the center of the discipline is the study of how different types of resources are distributed among individuals, communities, states, and across the world. 

 

How You Will Learn

The program provides both undergraduate and graduate students with the critical-thinking and writing skills required for civic engagement in a democratic society and enables them to pursue careers in the public, non-profit, and private sectors or to pursue further study in political science, law, public service and administration, criminal justice, non-profit administration, global politics, and international relations. The program includes opportunities for internships related to domestic and international politics.

The Department of Political Science at Rutgers University-Newark offers:

  • an undergraduate Major in Political Science,
  • an undergraduate Minor in Political Science,
  • an undergraduate Minor in Global Politics,
  • an undergraduate Minor in International Affairs
  • a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Political Science, and
  • a Bachelor’s-Master’s Dual Degree Program
Political Science

360 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
Hill Hall, Room 717
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Tel: (973) 353-5105
Fax: (973) 353-5103

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Franca Fernandez - Back Row Center

RU-N at the Security Council on International Women's Day.

Franca Fernandez, an intern at the Permanent Mission of Peru to the United Nations, served as a recorder of the meeting for the Mission.

The Security Council wanted to renew the mandate of the United Nations political mission in Afghanistan for another year to continue providing assistance to the Government and the people...

Faculty

Mary Segers

Mary Segers

Professor

Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo

Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo

Associate Professor

Nermin Allam

Nermin Allam

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Hull

Elizabeth Hull

Professor