Department of Political Science

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 at Benedictine University, along with the affiliated 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 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. Students and teams from both programs have been repeatedly recognized for their outstanding performances, regularly winning top awards at national competitions. We also offer students the opportunity to participate in internships and a wide range of exciting extracurricular activities.

With a distinguished record of success, our Political Science graduates attend some of the top law schools and graduate programs in the area, including the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University, and others. 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. Benedictine's Department of Political Science 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 about Benedictine University.

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Upcoming Events

CCL Spring Speaker: April Ryan on the state of the news, media and democracy
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

CCL Spring Speaker: April Ryan on the state of the news, media and democracy

Date: April 17

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall auditorium

Event Sponsor: Center for Civic Leadership

Contact: Ms. Lynn Dransoff    (630) 829-6250

Event Description:

April Ryan is the White House reporter for American Urban Radio Networks and a CNN political analyst. Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House, a position she has held since the Clinton era. She is the author of the award-winning books The Presidency in Black and White and At Mama's Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White. Ryan's latest book, Under Fire, will be published in September 2018.

Auditorium doors open at 6:40 pm.
Book signing after presentation

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