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

Model UN vote

Welcome to the Political Science Website.  

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

News & Events

Political Science major Neal Young has just accepted a position with Vote Smart in Montana. Neal was selected for his preparation in empirical political analysis. Congratulations, Neal!
Paid internships with the Maine International Trade Center in Portland are available for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.
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.

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.


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.