Political Science Major

Race and Ethnic Studies Minor beginning Fall 2016. "What we have to give to our children are values, not so much material, but a social conscience." - Dolores Huerta
Dolores Huerta
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

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

Senior Party Flyer
Please join the faculty of the Department of History and Political Science for a celebration of our graduating seniors on Monday, May 2nd, from 3:00-4:00pm in the Cohen Center, Osher Map Library, 1st Floor Glickman. Light refreshments, punch and cake will be served.
Maine Policy Scholar
Elizabeth Wilson, a history and political science double major from Lewiston, Maine, was selected as the 2016-2017 Maine Policy Scholar from USM. Funded by the Maine Community Foundation, each of the University of Maine System’s seven campuses select a Maine Policy Scholar.
Current newsletter with the latest department news, events, and courses- summer and fall.

What is the Maine Caucus?

Donkey and elephant

On February 25th Professor Ron Schmidt gave a public lecture on the history and process of the Maine Caucus.  View the video of the lecture here.


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.

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.