College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science


Our department’s faculty cover all areas of political science and have won awards for teaching, advising, and research. We challenge students to develop their critical thinking, reasoning, communication, writing, and quantitative skills.  We offer a wide variety of classes and all of our classes have a small teacher-to-student ratio.  

 Student Opportunities

 The Purdue University Fort Wayne Political Science faculty provide students with many extra-curricular opportunities such as Model UN, participation in many state/national conferences, Certificate in Civic Education & Public Advocacy, American Democracy Project panels, and Pre-Law advising. 

Examples of Recent Political Science Student Internships

United Nations

Indiana Attorney General

US Senate

Indiana General Assembly

Allen County Prosecutor

Allen County Public Defender

Women’s Bureau

State & Local Campaigns

Fort Wayne Housing Authority

Our Graduates

 Two recent graduates received Fulbright Awards & another graduate was selected as a fellow for the highly selective & prestigious Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. We count judges, law school deans, vice-presidents of investment firms, CPAs, Peace Corps officers, bio-medical sales-managers, distillery owners, and Washington think tank researchers among our graduates.


Law Schools Attended by Recent Grads

Graduate Schools Attended by Recent Grads



University of Pennsylvania



George Washington

London School of Economics


William & Mary


University of Arizona

Florida State


Case Western

City University of New York

Northern Illinois