• Political Science

    Welcome to the Political Science Department at Hamline University.

    The Hamline University political science department aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the subject matter, methods, and assumptions of political science. Our overriding goal is to help students understand the dynamic and changing political world in which they live and its ramifications for their lives. In the process, students also acquire improved analytic, speaking, and writing skills necessary for succeeding in a challenging sociopolitical and work environment.

    The study of Political Science will help you be able to:
    1. Write clearly, effectively, and in an organized way about domestic and international politics.
    2. Speak clearly, effectively, and in an organized way about domestic and international politics.
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of and critical thinking about major theories, concepts, qualitative or quantitative methods of political science, and their application in political practice.
    4. Complete a political science research project using appropriate methodological tools and research materials. 
    5. Identify and critically analyze differences across cultures, genders, religions, or other value systems in the study of politics. 

  • News

    With presidential candidates campaigning in swing states, political science professor David Schultz spoke live in Ohio on CNN with Carol Costello.

    President Fayneese Miller has issued a 'register to vote' challenge from Hamline to other local Minnesota private colleges. If Hamline has the most Minnesota student voter registrations, President Miller will donate an additional $5,000 to Hamline student scholarships.

    Former City of Saint Paul mayor, now professor in the Hamline School of Business, Jim Scheibel hosts a discussion with R.T. Rybak on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Klas Center Kay Fredericks Room. Rybak will talk about his time as mayor of Minneapolis and his vision for the future of community engagement as the new CEO and president of the Minneapolis Foundation