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Politics & International Affairs

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.

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Program Overview

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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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