We are pleased that you are considering Political Science at Eastern Illinois University—whether you are a high school student making one of the biggest decisions of your life, a community college student preparing to transfer to a four-year institution, a currently enrolled four-year college/university student contemplating transferring to EIU, or an already enrolled Eastern student thinking about us for your major or minor.
Programs and Options
We have several Political Science curriculum options at Eastern.
Applied and Experiential Learning Opportunities
Political Science students at EIU have a rich variety of opportunities in applied learning and educational and professional development. All Political Science majors complete at least one of the following:
Outside the classroom, our majors and minors are active leaders on campus, in organizations including the Political Science Association, Pi Sigma Alpha (the Political Science Honorary Society) Phi Alpha Delta (the Pre Law Honorary Society), Model United Nations, Student Government, and Greek Life.
Minoring and Double-Majoring
Many of our students pursue double-majors and minors. Popular programs to consider include:
Like Eastern Illinois University, we stand out for the high quality of our professors. The Political Science Department’s professors have a wide range of research and teaching specializations and interests, and they are strongly committed to striking the right balance between research and teaching. Our professors regularly publish their research and scholarship in a number of academic venues—from authoring books on through publishing in scholarly journals and edited volumes. We also encourage our majors and minors to work directly with faculty members on scholarly projects, which is a great way for students to experience first-hand the excitement of investigation of a research question or problem.
In the classroom itself--Eastern’s highest priority—we are committed to challenging our students to develop skills in critical thinking, research, analysis, writing and verbal communication. And it must be noted that EIU's Political Science professors are known among both current majors and our alumni for their accessibility to students and their commitment to our majors' intellectual and professional development.
Should you have any questions or need more information, we encourage you to contact our department. You can reach us at 217-581-2523, or send an email directly to Professor Melinda Mueller, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be glad to hear from you, and please know that we welcome you to consider scheduling an on-campus visit with us.
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