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 Illionis 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.
Groups such as Amnesty International, College Democrats, College Republicans, Midwest Model United Nations, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Student Senate are all great ways for Political Science majors to get involved on campus.
The internship seminar brings students and faculty together to facilitate research projects in partnerships that serve the community and enhance our quality of life.
This provides opportunities for students to explore career possibilities, learn more about their own work styles, appreciate how non-academic organizations work, develop maturity and leadership skills, and, in the case of Study Abroad, develop the skills need to live and work in a different culture and society.
IWU's Department of Political Science and our Pi Sigma Alpha Chapter are pleased to publish Res Publica, a journal of original undergraduate research. This publication reflects our department’s increasing emphasis upon developing each student’s analytical and research skills.
The IWU Action Research Center is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of innovative ideas that transform communities. It offers internships, provides fellowships, teaches classes, promotes community engagement and volunteerism, runs workshops, supports faculty, coordinates Alternative Fall Break, manages the relationship and strategy with the Westside of Bloomington, and conducts community based research.