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.
Recognized "for dramatizing ideas, igniting intellectual curiosity, and demonstrating that it is never enough to be satisfied with depiction of what is, but, rather, to always pursue inquiry by underscoring the importance of asking why."
Professor Clair Apodaca will be the keynote speaker for the upcoming third annual Forum on Human Rights at Virginia Tech on Friday, February 28.
Political Science majors who demonstrate exemplary leadership are eligible for this competitive, endowed scholarship. The scholarship application can be downloaded here.