Political Science Major

Interested in activism through online media? Political Science in collaboration with several other departments is offering a Social Media Activism Minor for 15 credits.
Activism Slide
Movies, food, coffee, debate, and discussion hosted weekly by the Political Science Student Association. For location or further information please call 780-4283.
Political Science Students Gathering
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Model UN vote

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Thank you for visiting.  Please explore our website to learn more about the people and opportunities in political science at USM.

News & Events

Social Media Activism Flyer
Interested in activism through online media? USM is now offering a Social Media Activism minor for 15 credits. The minor integrates Political Science, Sociology, Communications and Media Studies, and Philosophy courses.
Joshua Dodge with Ban Ki-moon
Joshua Dodge, a political science major, is interning this semester at the US Mission to the United Nations in New York City. While working in the Host Country Affairs division, Joshua interacted with diplomats from other missions and drafted cables for the State Department. He even got to meet Ban Ki-moon, current Secretary General of the United Nations. Congratulations Joshua!
Faculty and Staff are invited to join us for a workshop entitled Challenging the Single Story on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, from 1:30 to 4:00 PM in Room #1 Payson Smith on the USM Portland Campus. FMI please contact us at 780-4959 or via e-mail at ksinc@usm.maine.edu

Political Science Senior Projects

Megean Bourgeois interviews Tristan Smaldone about his involvement with a student symposium where he presented his senior thesis.  Bourgeois discusses her involvement with Thinking Matters.  Smaldone and Bourgeois are both graduating Political Science majors.

MeMUNC

UN Flags

The Maine Model United Nations Program hosts an annual conference where college and high school students participate in a simulation of United Nations procedures and enables students to practice organization, debate, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.  The MeMUNC Conference is fun, challenging, and provides a hands-on experience in the workings of world diplomacy while researching and analyzing current events.  If you are interested in getting involved either as an individual or group please contact the Department of History and Political Science at 780-4283.