Life in the State Department
From South Korea to Pakistan, Isabelle Chan ’06 works to make the world a safer, more equitable place.
Working in a Senator's Office
As a health policy intern, Tess Van Schepen '16 became part of a community in Senator Al Franken's St. Paul office.
An information session with Macalester alumni inspired Jyothi Dhanwada ’15 to pursue a career in healthcare consulting; today she works with Optum Consulting at UnitedHealth Group.
State Department Internship
Emily Muscat ’16 interned at the U.S. Department of State.
Health Policy Pursuits
Jyothi Dhanwada researches pain and has interned on a U.S. Senate committee in Washington to learn firsthand about the intersection of science and health policy.
Three Macalester students receive Amy Ostermeier Human Rights Fellowships
The fellowship is designed to support students who secure internships at human rights organizations.
Macalester is a great place to study political science.
With a strong faculty offering compelling courses, challenging academic paths that take you from theory to civic engagement, and with opportunities for study abroad that lead to top-flight honors theses and capstone projects, students leave our strong diverse community to go on to challenging and meaningful careers around the globe…all in the service of one goal: building a better world.
Political Science fosters intellectual excellence and community engagement in preparation for imaginative leadership in a complex world.
Good things that could happen if you major in Political Science at Macalester
- Building on a sophomore internship, you join the Chuck Green Civic Engagement Fellowship during your junior year and join forces with a host company of your special interests.
- After taking two classes in political theory, your senior year you work as a preceptor, teaching younger students at Macalester.
- You specialize in international politics and win a Best Delegation award at Model U.N
- After studying abroad in a country of your choice, you can write a senior capstone project, present it at the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) in Chicago, and publish your work in a journal, and win a Fulbright to conduct further research in a country after graduation.
Hannah Trostle '15 recently published her research "Media Identity and Violence: American Indian Occupations" in the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics. (Trostle's paper runs from page 22-38)
Links for Students
Recent Topics Courses
- Gender and Global Politics
- Humanitarianism in World Politics
- Politics of Urban Education
- Presidential Campaigns and Elections
- Transitional Justice
Pi Sigma Alpha
Ninth Annual Pi Sigma Alpha Conference
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Weyerhaeuser Board Room
Get details here