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Explore Political Science

Welcome to Political Science! Our world-class faculty and students are eager to meet you and share with you all the exciting opportunities that come with being a Political Scientist. Get involved in our student clubs & organizations such as the Pi Sigma Alpha honors society (@ukpisigmaalpha), Leading Women of Tomorrow (@UKY_LWT), the Constitution Club, or Mock Trial (@mocktrialuk). Lean about amazing internshp opportunities in political science, including local opportunities, the Kentucky Legislative Internship Program, and WilDCats at the Capitol in Washington D.C.

While at UK you may need a little extra support to pursue your interests in studying abroad, internships, or student research. The Political Science department has a large number of honors, awards, & funding opportunities for political science majors. And, political science students are competitive for honors and awards from the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Kentucky, and Nationally Competitive Awards. Be sure to read about these different opportunitiese so you can apply for awards that best fit your interests, strengths, and needs.

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Here is a description of the Political Science major along with a 4-year plan to help guide your class selections.

In addition to our major, these opportunities may interest you:

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