Undergraduate Programs


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 qualify for 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.

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Professor Katherine Einstein
Director of Advanced Programs: Professor Maxwell Palmer
Undergraduate Academic Advisor: Jess Kupczak

Students may make an appointment with Jess here or email her directly at jkupczak@bu.edu.

Jess’s open office hours for Fall 2019 are Fridays from 10am-12:30pm.

Undergraduate Programs

Advanced Programs

Prospective Undergraduate Students

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