Study Diverse Global Issues

UNC’s Department of Political Science and International Affairs houses two bachelor of arts degrees: Political Science and International Affairs. In addition, we offer minors in Political Science, Legal Studies and Public Policy.

Our faculty have received numerous teaching awards and are active scholars, receiving prestigious grants from such agencies as the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. We bring this expertise to all of our classes. 

News and Announcements

New Minor in Public Policy

The Political Science & International Affairs department introduced a new minor, Public Policy, for 2016-17. This program’s objective is to offer students from a variety of majors a focused minor in Public Policy, which is the study of how government policies are formulated, implemented, and evaluated. The minor is a hands-on, practical, applied program building upon the already existing strengths of a variety of liberal arts programs.

The Department of Political Science & International Affairs recognized outstanding students at the 2016 College of Humanities & Social Sciences Honors Convocation. Congratulations to international affairs students Brandy Chaparro, Stephanie Gillispie and Brent Timm, and political science students Matthew Bernal, Paola Maldonado and Hannah Pratt.

The Pre-Law Program is now housed in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs! The Pre-Law Program is designed to assist UNC students interested in law by providing mentor and advising programs, a Law Club, and the Legal Studies minor.