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.
Professor Briggs was featured on the Virginia Tech News website on Tuesday, September 16.
Vox's Ezra Klein writes about "the rise of political science" in Washington political journalism circles.
Political Science and International Studies welcomes the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Dr. Elizabeth Spiller.
Dr. Jewitt's article, “Packed Primaries and Empty Caucuses: Voter Turnout in Presidential Nominations,” is in the most recent issue of Public Choice.
Dr. Luke's article "A Green New Deal: Why Green, How New, and What is the Deal?” appears as a book chapter in an edited volume, After Sustainable Cities, published by Routledge.
Greetings to our new PSCI and IS majors, as well as five new faculty members! Exciting times in Major Williams!
Recent college ranking lists released by Money and Forbes magazines ranked Virginia Tech among the top 25 public universities in the United States.