Political Science focuses on the study of political ideas, institutions and behavior. The discipline is divided into subfields of American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public policy, and public administration. Our students can choose three areas of concentration that include courses from all of these subfields. We also offer courses for the pre-law cohort and for interdisciplinary majors and minors such as Environmental Science, Ethnic Studies, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic World, Scandinavian Studies, and Social Studies, as well as the joint major program Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).

Political Science Programs

Political Science programs offer a variety of learning opportunities to prepare students to excel in and out of the classroom. 

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The Political Science students posing on a board walk with ships in the background on their study abroad tour

Kessel Lectures

The Annual Kessel Lecture Series was established at Mankato State to commemorate Kessel's contribution to the intellectual and cultural life of the campus and community.

Political Science Internships

Political Science program Internships at Minnesota State Mankato are a great way to learn about the workplace environment and to build your resume for job applications and your C.V. for graduate education.

Faculty and Staff

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