Beyond the Classroom
Department of Political Science
Take a break from your books.
Studying and taking tests is important, but so is going beyond the classroom to maximize your college experience. Check out the options you have to make the most of your time at Purdue Fort Wayne.
Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics
Serving the campus and our community.
Mike Downs served the university and Fort Wayne community for 34 years before he passed away, in 2001. As a way to honor his legacy in teaching and area politics, the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics was established. Open to scholars, students, politicians, and everyday citizens seeking to understand local politics and government, the center was the first of its kind, putting Mike on the cutting edge yet again (something he was regularly commended for).
Find a cause.
There are countless ways to get involved on campus—many of which make a real impact on our campus and the greater Fort Wayne community. Check out some upcoming opportunities.
Jobs and Internships
For some extra spending cash.
Support and promote the Democratic cause.
Support and promote the Republican cause.
Let the world be your classroom.
Your college experience is special—and uniquely yours. Imagine enhancing it by taking your studies overseas. Living and learning in a different country will foster both your independence and your personal development. Through this experience, and the knowledge you’ll gain living like a local, you’ll emerge with a new perspective.