Deepen your understanding of the single most impactful force on society and culture today: the political system. The study of political science is crucial to understanding and actively participating in today’s competitive political environment and in making informed decisions on political issues.

  • More than 60% of poli sci grads pursue graduate studies
  • More than 30 percent of poli sci grads go to law school


What You'll Study

The science of power


Passionate, knowledgeable mentors

Faculty possess diverse perspectives and areas of expertise, providing students with information they need to make informed decisions on local, national, and international political issues.

Rosa Aloisi
Rosa Aloisi, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Associate Professor
John Burke
John Burke, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Austin Bussing
Assistant Professor
John Hermann
John Hermann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Hye Yun Kang
Assistant Professor
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Shannon Mariotti, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Juan Sepulveda
Juan Sepulveda, J.D.
Calgaard Distinguished Professor of Practice
Sussan Siavoshi
Sussan Siavoshi, Ph.D.
Una Chapman Cox Professor of International Affairs

Student Opportunities

Speak from experience


Truman Scholarship
This is a competitive national scholarship for students with exceptional leadership potential and who are committed to careers in...

Research Opportunities

Students have opportunities to participate in national meetings and present scholarly papers.

Study Abroad

Political Science students can study abroad, spend a semester in D.C., or attend a Trinity Study Abroad program in Berlin, The Hague, China, and Japan...


Most majors complete one or more internships prior to graduation at local, state, national, and international levels. Students have held internships...

Student Organizations

Pi Sigma Alpha

The nationally recognized political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, stimulates scholarship and intelligent interest in...

Student Awards and Recognition

Pi Sigma Alpha Award

Trinity honors one graduating senior with an outstanding track record of achievement in the area of political science.


When You Graduate

Be a frontrunner in a crowded field

About 60 percent of majors pursue graduate studies in the fields of law, public policy, and international affairs. These Tigers are valued for their skills in critical thinking, quantitative analysis and reasoning, and research ability.


Tigers have excelled at careers in law, government, international affairs, nonprofit organizations, political campaigns, interest group advocacy, public relations, communications, teaching, print journalism, and broadcast and new media, and beyond.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • Harvard
  • Notre Dame
  • Stanford
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • Wake Forest
  • Wisconsin


    Career Areas:

    • Advocacy
    • Government
    • Law
    • Nonprofits
    • Public Administration

    Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

    • ABC News
    • Citi Bank
    • U.S. Congress


    Take the next step

    Have more questions or want more information? Learn more about becoming a Tiger, and how you can accelerate what’s next for your education.