The Department of Political Science provides rigorous and
well-rounded undergraduate training in Pre-law, American Politics, Comparative Politics,
and International Relations.
Are you interested in learning about the world around you? Are you driven to make that world a better place? Are you interested in a career in law, government, or public service?
The Department of Political Science and The Center for Civic Leadership offer exciting opportunities for our students. Our dedicated faculty are committed to excellence and are active in their respective areas of research. We pride ourselves on challenging our students and helping them develop critical research, writing and oral communications skills. Our department also features nationally recognized Mock Trial and Model United Nations programs that offer simulations and team exercises that supplement the traditional classroom experience. Our teams regularly win top awards at national competitions. Students and teams from both programs have been repeatedly recognized for their outstanding performances.
With a distinguished record of success, our Political Science graduates attend some of the top law schools and graduate programs in the area, including University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University, and others. And, our alumni work in a variety of fields, including government, law and business, and we are building a strong alumni network to mentor our students and provide internship and other opportunities that enhance our educational environment. The Department of Political Science at Benedictine University continues to work to build on this record of excellence and success.
Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you as you learn about our department and Benedictine University.
Joel M. Ostrow
Joel M. Ostrow, Ph.D.
Professor & Department Chair