Political Science explores the concerns and issues that animate public life. Using both humanistic and scientific approaches, it studies how political communities attempt to reconcile the claims of justice, power, liberty, and authority. Drawing on history, law, economics, psychology, sociology, and philosophy, political science is a broadly based social science that shares the traditional aims of liberal arts education while attempting to come to grips with the major public issues of our time.

Upon graduation, Political Science majors pursue careers in both the public and private sectors, in local, state, and federal government, in business, education, journalism, international organizations, and practical politics. They also pursue post-graduate study in law and public administration, as well as graduate study in political science.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

If you are interested in visiting the Department of Political Science, please email polisci@bu.edu.

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Program Contacts

Katherine Levine Einstein

Associate Professor of Political Science; Director of Undergraduate Studies

Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser

Undergraduate Academic Advisor (Last Name A-K)


Julia Martorell

Undergraduate Academic Advisor (Last Name L-Z)