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.

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Paul Snell

Days of rage in Minneapolis, and then across the nation, following the killing of George Floyd, pushed Politics and Government Professor Paul Snell to contribute to the debate over policing.

Jim Moore speaking

Political engagement tips from Pacific University's Dr. Jim Moore as written for The Oregon Way.

Students at voting info table in the UC

Pacific University is among a select group of campuses around the country and the only institution in Oregon designated as a Voter Friendly Campus for 2021-2022. The designation is the result in part of the university’s participation in the All-In Campus Democracy Challenge for Pacific Votes spearheaded by the Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement.