The Department of Political Science at Benedictine University offers substantive and 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 hands on learning opportunities, including Moot Court, Model United Nations, Model Illinois Government and an annual local government simulation that offer activities that supplement the traditional classroom experience. Students and teams from many of these programs have been recognized for their outstanding performances, regularly winning top awards at national competitions. We also offer students the opportunity to participate in internships, research and a wide range of other exciting extracurricular activities.