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 Policy Innovation.

Headlines

Year-long study about the future of transportation in rural Washington County published in fall 2016 to be presented by Prescott Devinney '17 and Staff Member Mike Miller.
Steven Thrasher
Steven W. Thrasher to Present “Infectious Blackness: How Racial Fear Drives America from Medicine to Politics”
Dr. Boykoff, chair of Pacific University's Politics & Government Department and a recognized scholar on the politics of international sport, provides his perspectives to the Los Angeles Times, ESPN and the Orange County (Calif.) Register.