|Political science is the study of political systems and the ways they affect our lives.
If you plan to play an active role in our society — participating in community affairs,
analyzing the consequences of international events or advocating for a cause — you
must have an understanding of political science. At Illinois Wesleyan University,
we engage students in critical thinking about governments, civic processes, and political
behavior here and around the globe. We prepare students to excel, whether they are
interested in law school, graduate school, the private sector, or a future in public
or nonprofit service.