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Honors Program and Research

An honors program is available for qualified majors. This program is especially recommended for students who intend to pursue graduate or professional studies or for those who wish to demonstrate specific skills. A minimum 3.25 GPA overall and 3.5 GPA in political science is required. A complete description of the program and its requirements is available from the department office or honors advisor.

Undergraduate Student Research

Several students have completed undergraduate research projects within political science. For more information about undergraduate research opportunities, consult the Office of Undergraduate Education and political science faculty. A few political science undergraduate researchers are profiled below:

Stefanie Mavronis, Political Science and MCS (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jason Loviglio)

Indigenous Media in Bolivia: Audiovisual Democracy in a Globalized World

Betty Irungu, Political Science
(Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tyson King-Meadows)

Ethnic Identity and Election Violence

David K. Pourshoushtari, Political Science
(Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tyson King-Meadows)

Justice Sotomayor and the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court

Achsah Joseph, Interdisciplinary Studies
(Faculty Mentor: Dr. Devin Hagerty)

The Effectiveness of Aid Organization in Northern Uganda