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Justice and Power

Expand your understanding.

At Beloit, political science students bring their unique experiences to classes ranging from classical justice, women and politics in Africa, and environmental politics to race and ethnicity in America, comparative health policy, and human rights. In any given class, you may find yourself taking part in a U.N. simulation, writing a policy brief, or running a shadow campaign for a congressional candidate.

Explore the world.

Political science students often embrace our study abroad programs, with recent students spending semesters in Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, etc. Many of our students go on to win prestigious Fulbright Scholarships to continue this work after graduation.

Bridge the gaps.

Students often combine a political science major with one of Beloit’s many interdisciplinary programs. Our faculty teach courses in political science and international relations, but also in programs like critical identity studies, environmental studies, health and society, Latin American and Caribbean studies, and law and justice, to name a few.

Political Science News

Weissberg Chair In Human Rights And Social Justice

The Weissberg Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice was established in 1999, and each year a distinguished individual who has made important contributions to understanding and defending human rights and social justice on the international stage is invited to campus for a week-long residency.
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   Martu Collie’23, Shruthi Chandrasekar’23, Veeka Malanchuk’24, Autumn Green’24, and Magali Gray’24 take a break from their lobbying conference to take a photo outside the Capitol.

“It starts with young people”

Five Beloiters recently traveled to the nation’s capital to learn more about lobbying for immigration rights. Funded through the Weissberg Program in Human Rights and Social Justice, the trip showed the students how young people can advocate for lasting change.

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2022 Pi Sigma Alpha inductees

Seven students inducted to Pi Sigma Alpha in 2022

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national political science honor society.

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