The Furman Politics and International Affairs Department offers students the opportunity to explore the realms of local, national, and international politics both in theory and in practice.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Exploring the realms of local, national and international politics through classroom learning, real-world experiences and self-discovery.

Student Experiences

Student Experiences

Because all political science majors are required to participate in either an internship or a study away program, the department is dedicated to finding internships to put you one step closer to your career goals.

Our Faculty

Our Faculty

With our ideal student-to-faculty ratio, you'll work with professors who know your name. We're always ready to advise students on a research project or discuss current events outside the classroom

Alumni Information

Alumni Information

Our alumni have taken interesting career paths and found creative ways to use their majors.

Upcoming Events

20 Oct

Barton Swaim, “Good Night, Liberalism”

Barton Swaim attended the University of South Carolina and earned a doctorate in English literature from the University of Edinburgh. From 2007 to 2010 he worked as a speechwriter for South Carolina’s governor. In 2015 he published a book about that experience, The Speechwriter. Swaim...

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  • 100%
    Majors who participate in internships or study away.
  • 32%
    Graduates who attend law or graduate school.
  • 17
    Politics and International Affairs faculty members.
Contact Us

Contact Us

Our faculty specializes in everything from public law and Congress to the politics of China and political philosophy. Their backgrounds and areas of expertise may run the gamut, but they share one thing in common: they're outstanding teachers.

Department Newsletter

Department Newsletter

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