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A degree in political science or international relations from the University of Iowa is your start to an enjoyable and rewarding career that makes a difference in people’s lives. Our degrees open doors to exciting opportunities in a wide range of fields, including politics, government administration, public health, nonprofit management, law, communications, education, sustainability, human rights, and much more. We work with you from day one to develop the skills and make the connections to launch your career. After your last class, you’ll join a group of successful graduates (nearly 98% of graduates who land good jobs within a few months of earning their degree!), with opportunities to stay involved in our active community of alumi.

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Political science and international relations majors at Iowa can pursue honors, take an experiential learning course, and conduct research. Our academic advisors provide regular assistance with course selection and connect students with beneficial resources, including specialized guidance for students preparing for law school. The Department of Political Science and its alumni are dedicated to supporting student success by providing internship opportunities, alumni mentorship, career workshops, and scholarships.

As a major in our program, you’ll have access to the ICON for Political Science and International Relations Majors featuring new opportunities every week. Our student support community and organizations such as the Undergraduate Political Science Association and the Political Matters Living Learning Community (LLC) are great ways to meet students with shared interests.

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What You'll Study

 

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

 

Careers

Careers

 

Internships

Internships & Community Engagement

 

Scholarships

Scholarships

 

Alumni Mentorship

Alumni Mentorship

 

Research

Research

 

Advising

Academic Advising

 

Law School Readiness

Pre-Law Resoucres

Honors Program

Honors in the Major

Student Community

Community Support & Peer Mentors

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