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

Professor Schmidt contributes to the online magazine Maine Beacon with a bi-weekly column.
A recent article published by Wired Magazine mentioned USM's new Social Media Activism minor and featured quotes by Francesca Vassallo, Associate Professor of Political Science.
Angus King and Intern
Congratulations to Autumn Duguay, Political Science major, who did her summer internship in Washington, D.C. where she interned in the office of Senator Angus King. Autumn was additionally selected for the prestigious Stennis Intern Program on Capitol Hill! Students interested in the Political Science Internship course should contact Prof. Robert Klotz (rklotz@usm.maine.edu). Reminder: Make sure to plan well in advance for your internship, so you can receive academic credit for it.

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.