Political Science is a diverse major that offers something for everyone, with students having the opportunity to study fascinating and relevant subjects such as American Foreign Policy, Middle East Politics, African Politics, Political Parties, Interest Groups, Civil Liberties, the American Presidency, Environmental Politics/Policy and Human Resource Management.
Political science majors take a series of foundation courses to prepare them for advanced courses and for conducting research. Majors take courses from each of the primary fields in Political Science: international relations; comparative politics; American politics, institutions, and policies; public administration; public law; and political theory.
Students may earn the general B.A. in Political Science or pursue their special interests through the following programs offered by the Department: The Public Administration Concentration, which is ideal for students pursuing management careers in federal, state, or local government and not-for-profit organizations.
Four Year Degree Plan
Course Catalog Listing
http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=24&poid=3513 (International Studies Option)
Student Professional Orginizations
Students also may participate in associations directly related to the study of politics and government. The Pi Sigma Alpha chapter (the Political Science Honorary Society) is open to students who have distinguished themselves in the classroom. The Political Science Association is a forum for all majors to discuss and debate politics and plan activities such as issue panels or civic education forums. Eastern?s Political Science majors also are known for their extensive involvement in a variety of campus leadership roles, such as in Student Government.
Andrew Galo Scholarship for International Studies
Annie E. Weller Undergraduate or Graduate Scholar Award
Brian & Trina Myerscough - Chad Pfeffinger Outstanding Sigma Pi Service Award
C.A. Hollister Pre-Law Award
College of Sciences Advisory Board Endowed Fund
College of Sciences Student Advisory Board Student Assistance Award
Dr. Barbara L. Hill Memorial Scholarship
Elisha Baumgartner Scholarship
Eunice W. Dougherty Scholarship
Frank McCormick Phi Beta Kappa Study Abroad Scholarship
Gerardo J. Solis Latino Latina Scholarship
J. Y. Kelly Scholarship
James E and Joseph T Connelly Scholarship
Outstanding First Year Political Science Student Scholarship
Political Science Outstanding Senior Scholarship Award
Robert F. Glover Student Government Scholarship
Scholars in Undergraduate Research at Eastern (SURE Awards)
Social Science Writing Award
Student Research Support Fund-Department of Political Science
Warner/Brainard Presidental Award in Pre-Legal Studies
Watson Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund in Memory of Dallas, Hazel, and Leland Watson.
William E. Adams Memorial Scholarship
To search for scholarship opportunities please visit http://www.eiu.edu/scholarships/