Be in the room where it happens
Study at the heart of it all in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with American University and pursue an internship that aligns with your coursework, or participate in study abroad programs around the world.
World-class speakers and thinkers
Through opportunities like the Povolony Lecture Series, the Scarff Professorship, and other guests and speakers, hear from policymakers, ambassadors, advocates and more right in your own classrooms.
The Chandler Senior Experience
The Senior Experience in Government will allow you to pursue a capstone research project, an academic internship in government or politics, or other culminating work chosen in consultation with your faculty advisor(s). You may pursue your research project through a senior seminar, in approved upper-level courses or independent studies, or through work toward an honors thesis.
Recent Senior Experiences include:
- Inquiries about Queer and LGBTQ+ Resources in Chicago
- Confronting the Climate Crisis: Treaties, Trade, and Market-Based Implementation Programs
- The Adoption of Federal Scrutiny by state Supreme Courts in Same-sex Marriage Jurisprudence
With interdisciplinary coursework, close faculty collaboration, and opportunities to personalize your studies, a degree in government empowers you to make an impact—locally or globally.