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Political Science Department
Kelly Bauer, Department Chair
Old Main, Room 305
Lincoln, NE 68504
(402) 465-2345
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Political Science Degrees

Nobel laureate Thomas Mann wrote, “Everything is politics.” So it makes sense that with a political science degree from Nebraska Wesleyan, you can do just about anything.

NWU Political Science alumni succeed in business and law and foreign policy and global security and criminal science. They’re CEOs and analysts and teachers and civil servants. They’re on Capitol Hill and in city halls. They manage campaigns, win elections and serve their communities.

And they do it using skills they built right here at NWU.

Get amazing results.

You can seize opportunities to study internationally or intern through NWU’s Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) and still graduate in four years. Intern at the White House, work with trade programs in Africa or pursue any number of career interests.

Experiences like these grab the attention of top graduate programs in a variety of fields. A third of Nebraska Wesleyan’s political science majors are admitted to law programs across the country—including at Ivy League schools.

NWU Political Science also offers the networking, coaching and mentoring you need to compete at your best for top scholarships for graduate work and international study. Roughly 45 percent of students on campus earning prestige awards like Fulbright, Boren, Truman and even Rhodes scholarships are political science majors.

Political Science faculty

NWU Political Science professors have a range of interests and a commitment to undergraduate education that promise to engage and challenge you.

They’ve examined the economic, political and social development of Latin America, the politics of Poland and Germany and more. Their backgrounds include work experience with the Nixon Archives and the Library of Congress.


See the World!

Foreign Service Officer Kyle Rohrich credits his NWU education with helping him get study abroad opportunities and internships that led to a career with the U.S. State Department.

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    Political science major presents at U.S. Strategic Command conference

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  • Zach Baumann teaching

    Pre-law advising course enables students to explore legal career

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  • Kelly Bauer, 2020 Prouty Teaching Award recipient

    Political science professor earns university's top teaching prize

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  • Elizabeth Rivera, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

    Junior among 20 U.S. students selected for Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

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  • Chance Kennicutt, CHIP Program

    CHIP experience and Gilman leads to prestigious Boren Scholarship

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  • Kelly Clancy, Prouty Teaching Award

    Political science professor wins NWU’s top teaching award

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  • Toree Hempstead, Fulbright Scholar

    Fulbright Scholarship sends political science, modern language major to Spain

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  • Felicia Phares, JET Scholar

    Three students accepted into JET program

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  • First-year students enrolled in Kelly Clancy's Archway Seminar, "Revolution 1968," visit with members of the NWU Class of 1968 and their memories of that turbulent year.

    Revolution 1968: Class examines turbulence of past and present

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  • NWU alumnus Trang Ho Morton ('06) and her husband, Matthew Morton, will present this year's Curtis Lecture, "Changing the Narrative on Adolescents: U.S. and International Perspectives." Trang is a planning specialist at the Fund to End Violence Against Ch

    Alumnus and Rhodes Scholar returns to discuss changing narrative on adolescents

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