About the Department of Political Science

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About Us

At UNL’s Department of Political Science, we’re devoted to giving students the best possible education on how to be a citizen of the world. A liberal arts degree, by its nature, teaches students how to analyze critically, and write and communicate effectively. When you combine that with learning about government and politics in the United States and abroad, along with critical thinking and reasoning skills, graduates find themselves qualified for many careers.

We’re home to nationally and internationally renowned scholars and award-winning teachers who have made the department one of the nation’s best. Our expertise is at your disposal, as it has been to The New York Times, Time Magazine, CNN and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

Our extraordinary students have won highly prestigious awards, including Truman and Boren scholarship as well as Fulbright Scholarships to study around the world.

Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate student, alum or Nebraska citizen, we look forward to hearing from you.

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