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

Pacific University political science professor Jim Moore says the U.S. drone strike in Iraq Jan3 is consistent with Trump’s unpredictable, go it alone nature, often ignoring the advice of his advisors.

Moore delivered his comments recently on radio and television news programs. Local media and journalists around the globe know him as an expert on the Middle East.

 

Moore

Professor Jim Moore's name pops up in a lot of news stories. He's happy to explain why.

Mark Truax

Mark Truax '09 says some of the most important parts of his college education came outside the classroom.