• Political Science Department

    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. 

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Political Science.

  • News


    Hamline political science alumni will share advice for current students on life after graduation and what to expect from careers in politics, business, law and advocacy on Tuesday, April 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Anderson Center 305.


    Associate Professor Alina Oxendine recently presented her research titled "Social Capital and Support for Improving and Investing in Public Health" at the 76th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Meeting in Chicago.


    The Hamline University Model United Nations team recently returned from the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City where they were recognized with the Honorable Mention for Best Delegation award.