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

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.

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It's time to complete the U.S. Census and it's never been easier. Census data impacts a number of critical services.