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Political Science

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

Nicholas Gates Political Science & History

Nicholas Gates took advantage of every possible opportunity at UMass Lowell, including a semester abroad in Belfast that led to his decision to attend grad school in Denmark.

I like to say I got every penny’s worth of my tuition ... I became more driven in college. I think it became a snowball effect.

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