Politics & Government

Major, Minor

Delve into the politics and policies of the United States, as well as the world, including law, the environment, civil rights, socialism, conservatism and other contemporary issues.

Study a challenging, intensive curriculum that reflects a concern with the improvement of local, national and global communities. Participate in local and national internships and/or study abroad. Complete a meaningful senior thesis project and learn with professors who are actively involved at Pacific University and in other arenas. Benefit from the program’s strong ties to Pacific’s Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement.

Headlines

Boykoff

Politics and Government Professor Jules Boykoff was quoted in a New York Times story about the spread of the coronavirus and how it might affect the coming Olympic Games, scheduled in Tokyo this July.

GOTV

For the second consecutive year, Washington Monthly magazine has placed Pacific on its honor roll of colleges working most effectively to cultivate engaged citizens.

Jules Boykoff, Professor of Politics and Government, published an article about the Olympics on THINK.