Department of Politics and International Relations

The Department of Politics and International Relations exposes students to the study of local, national, and global affairs

The study of politics at Roger Williams covers the institutions, processes, and pre-dispositions by which human affairs are governed, both nationally and internationally.

The program offers students a comprehensive and balanced selection of courses, exposing them to the traditional subfields of the discipline: American national politics, international relations, comparative politics, political theory, public administration, and public policy. Courses are designed to broaden student horizons and to improve student proficiency in critical analysis. Students develop skills that are useful for law school and legal careers, business careers, various international and public policy careers, as well as for careers in the political realm.

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Faculty and Staff

Along with teaching courses, our faculty serve as mentors and career advisors to students. Representing scholars and practitioners from around the country, our faculty are skilled in a wide range of national and international affairs.

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Degree Offerings

We offer two programs of study which lay the foundation for students to go on to employment and graduate study in various fields such as public policy, public administration, international affairs, and more.

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Student Organizations

The Department of Politics and International Relations has three student groups and an honors society. The groups range from Model UN to College Republicans or Democrats and are meant to give students exposure to the political process.

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The Department of Politics and International Relations offers students various opportunities to bolster their resume and build real-world experience. We offer internships, summers in Washington D.C., and study abroad opportunities.

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Study Abroad

The Department of Politics and International Relations offers students the opportunity to explore various study abroad opportunities.

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