Student participating in the Model EU.


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What is Political Science?

Students in a poli-sci graduate class.
And why is it so important?

Government permeates our lives. Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, understanding the system is key to making a powerful impact.

"Political Science gave me the versatility and skills to be ready for an opportunity I never anticipated. And as I work today with a world-class team of researchers, consulting with communities on some of their most pressing challenges, I’m ever grateful for my experience at UB."
– Joe Stefko, BA, MA, PhD in Political Science