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.
Meet Our Students
I can’t believe all the opportunities I’ve had just a year out of college. Every day, there’s something new and exciting for me to do.
Sheila Angelo’s internships for U.S. Reps. Niki Tsongas and Jim McGovern helped her win jobs doing advance event planning and media relations for Bernie Sanders and President Obama.
Sophomore political science major Ryan Hamilton was elected to the Methuen City Council last fall. At 20 years old, he’s serving his first term as “Councilor Hamilton.”
NBC News and MSNBC national political correspondent Steve Kornacki will return to campus on Friday, Nov. 17 for an event for the campus and community.
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.