Political Science

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Explore the Department of Political Science

Whether you are interested in American politics, comparative politics, international relations or political thought, here you'll find active and engaged faculty who are widely respected and devoted to teaching. You’ll gain communication and analytic skills and the knowledge base you need to pursue careers in public service, law, business, nonprofits, education, and a large number of contemporary careers that require analytic thinking.

2020 Political Science Graduation video

2020 Pi Sigma Alpha honor society celebration

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Andrew Smith Recognized for Survey Research

Andrew Smith Recognized for Survey Research

Andrew Smith, director of the UNH Survey Center and associate professor of political science, has...

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Passings: Susan O. White

Passings: Susan O. White

Political science emerita remembered by colleagues as an invaluable mentor...

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Author Q&A: Lawrence C. Reardon's "A Third Way"

Author Q&A: Lawrence C. Reardon's "A Third Way"

Interview with UNH's Lawrence Reardon on his most recent book...

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  • Philosophy and Political Science Majors
    Hometown: Colebrook, Conn. What made you choose UNH? I attended a summer camp at UNH for several years during high school called the Future Leaders Institute. The camp was led by the amazing professors Nick Smith of philosophy and Scott Smith of classics and focused on the philosophic and classical...
    Philosophy and Political Science Majors
    Hometown: Colebrook, Conn. What made you choose UNH? I attended a summer camp at UNH for several years during high school called the Future Leaders Institute. The camp was led by the amazing professors Nick Smith of philosophy and Scott Smith of classics and focused on the philosophic and classical...
  • Political Science and International Affairs Majors
    Hometown: New London, CT What made you choose UNH?
    Political Science and International Affairs Majors
    Hometown: New London, CT What made you choose UNH?
  • Political Science and International Affairs Majors | Legislative Assistant
    My main areas of focus are education and workforce, labor, housing and disability policy. My primary responsibility is to make policy recommendations to the larger staff and Senator related to legislation to support....
    Political Science and International Affairs Majors | Legislative Assistant
    My main areas of focus are education and workforce, labor, housing and disability policy. My primary responsibility is to make policy recommendations to the larger staff and Senator related to legislation to support....
  • Political Science and EcoGastronomy Majors
    Britta McCarthy is a graduating senior dual majoring in political science and ecogastronomy. She is passionate about developing policy to create a more equitable and sustainable agricultural system. She participated in the UNH-in-Italy program and over the past year has conducted independent...
    Political Science and EcoGastronomy Majors
    Britta McCarthy is a graduating senior dual majoring in political science and ecogastronomy. She is passionate about developing policy to create a more equitable and sustainable agricultural system. She participated in the UNH-in-Italy program and over the past year has conducted independent...
  • Political Science and International Affairs Majors
    Granite Stater Darby O’Neil came to UNH in order to discover the world. She originally wanted to attend a university in Washington, D.C., but ultimately chose UNH because it was a better financial fit for her and her family. But that didn’t stop the political science and international affairs dual...
    Political Science and International Affairs Majors
    Granite Stater Darby O’Neil came to UNH in order to discover the world. She originally wanted to attend a university in Washington, D.C., but ultimately chose UNH because it was a better financial fit for her and her family. But that didn’t stop the political science and international affairs dual...