The Political Science Department at UMass Lowell provides students with the knowledge and skills to engage in the complex realm of national and international politics.
Our graduates go on to various careers in public service, including government, law, journalism, military, teaching, campaign politics, social movement advocacy, and international organizations.
The university partnered with The Washington Post, one of the nation’s top newspapers, on wide-ranging polls examining Americans’ attitudes toward sports. The polls, the first to look at the topic in more than a decade, have received major coverage.
A majority of Americans say college athletes should not be compensated beyond scholarships, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll. But when marketing, including video games, are involved, two-thirds of respondents said collegiate athletes should be compensated if their names or likenesses are used, according to the findings of the poll, which surveyed 1,000 American adults on their attitudes about sports and related issues.
A majority of Americans believe it is not safe for children to play tackle football before they reach high school, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll released today. Of the 1,000 adults surveyed by the national poll, 53 percent feel that tackle football is not a safe activity for kids before they are in high school. This compares to 41 percent who say that tackle football is safe for children to participate in before they are in high school. Some respondents, 6 percent, are undecided on the issue.
Americans are willing to sacrifice their support for basic Constitutional rights – including freedoms of speech, assembly and the press – when such beliefs are tested by people with opposing political views, according to a new national poll from the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion.