The Furman Political Science department offers students the opportunity to explore the realms of local, national, and international politics both in theory and in practice.​
Our faculty and students bring a wide variety of experiences and perspectives into our classrooms, and we use these as an opportunity to challenge one another to deeper levels of analysis, critical thinking, and effective communication. In our classrooms, you'll find teachers and students involved in hands-on learning—examining philosophical texts, analyzing the latest election surveys, and engaging in lively, civil discussion on the most pressing issues in current affairs and the enduring questions of political life. We take education out into the world, with study away programs to Europe and Latin America and internships in Greenville, Washington, D.C., and Brussels. Our Tocqueville Program and partnership with the Riley Institute bring important scholars and national and world leaders to campus. Studying political science at Furman is a complete, real-world experience.
  • 98%

    Majors who participate in internships or study away.

  • 20%

    Graduates who attend law school.

  • 18

    Political Science faculty members.

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