Welcome to Virginia Tech's Department of Political Science, which also houses the Program in International Studies.The Department offers two distinct degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. On this website we provide information about the department, including course listings, faculty biographies, and details about the graduate and undergraduate programs (both majors and minors), including our award-winning Online MA Program.
Demetria Lee will present "Teaching Tolerance: The Limits of Contemporary Approaches to Violence Prevention" at the International Conference on Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.
Professor Gerard Toal, PSCI affiliated faculty and director of the Virginia Tech National Capital Region's Government and International Affairs program, has been named as one of the recipients of a grant by the National Science Foundation aimed at continuing and expanding upon existing research into post-Soviet unrecognized states and and conflict regions.
Professor Ilja Luciak received a 2014 Summer Scholar award from The Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment (ISCE) for his project: "Security, Inequality and Gender in Central America: El Salvador".
The Department of Political Science and The International Studies Program will celebrate their graduates in a commencement ceremony on Friday, May 16th. Read the full story for more information.
Tamia Spells, a major in political science and University Honors student, shares her story and plans after graduation.
The Department congratulates Curry A. Roberts (class of 1980)!
From Nova Scotia to Massachusetts to New York to Virginia.