Politics & Government
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.
Paul Snell and Jules Boykoff, colleagues in Pacific's Politics and Government Department, have emerged as important voices as protests for racial and social justice rivet the country.
Jules Boykoff, professor of politics and government, wrote an article about the Portland homelessness crisis on commondreams.org.
Chester Carson '04 has relied on strong networking his skills throughout his career. Recently his network helped him realize a dream of life in Hawai'i.