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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 M.A. Program. 


Recent News and Announcements

  • PSCI Alum Honored as Hokie Hero

    Col. Geoff Stewart, a PSCI and Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus, was honored as a Hokie Hero during the Virginia Tech/Duke football game. The VTCC Hokie Hero program honors Corps alumni currently serving active duty in the U.S. military. Read more ...

  • Phi Alpha Delta hosts Georgetown Law

    Ms. Lata Nott, Assistant Director of Admissions at Georgetown University Law Center, will be speaking at the weekly meeting of the pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta at Virginia Tech on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, in Pamplin 2003, from 6:00-7:00 PM.

  • CIDER recognizes Professor Scerri as Teacher of the Week

    "For his dedication to putting into practice his belief that a combination of traditional lectures and student-centered tutorials are central to teaching and the student experience, and for enabling dynamic learning practices." Congratulations Professor Scerri!

  • PSCI and IS majors honored at football game

    Virginia Tech News reported that international studies major Sabrina Bachert was selected to receive the flags at the Boston College game. Political science major Josiah Jeffers, a recipient of the Emerging Leader Scholarship, was selected to receive the flags at the University of Pittsburgh game. Congratulations to our majors!

  • Start an M.A. in your senior year

    The Department of Political Science offers an accelerated MA Degree that allows majors in Political Science and International Studies (as well as other departments) to begin working toward a master’s degree as early as the first semester of their senior year. Learn more today!

  • SPECTRA featured in VT News

    A special edition on "Fifty Years after Eichmann in Jerusalem"--a reflection on the work of Hannah Arendt--marks three years of publishing success. Read the original story.


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    220 Stanger Street
    Blacksburg, VA 24061-0130
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