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Political Science

  • Morgan Pettit
    The political science department at Belmont has provided a truly unique experience for academic developmemt and growth. The faculty have successfully cultivated an environment where free speech, debate, and a variety of opposing viewpoints and beliefs are celebrated and appreciated. Outside the classroom, faculty and alumni are always connecting students with meaningful opportunities to add to their personal and academic development. I have grown not only as a student, but as a person during my time as a political science student at Belmont. I am so grateful for my experience, and hope to stay connected as an alumni to help future students pursue their own passions through new and exciting opportunities within politics.

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Belmont University's Department of Political Science offers the many advantages of a small private college atmosphere.

All classes are taught by highly qualified professors who place the undergraduate experience at the center of everything that they do.   Special emphasis is placed upon teaching, advising, and robust student interaction. Each student is offered individual guidance and mentoring.  Undergraduates in the department are given the opportunity to pursue research and to intern in major political organizations at the state, national, and global levels.

The upper-division courses in Political Science usually range in size from ten to thirty students. This type of environment cultivates an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect.  In addition, professors work closely with students outside of classes as advisors for course and career options.

The ultimate goal of the Belmont program is to provide a rigorous and challenging course program that cultivates an attitude of student self-responsibility and curiosity that transcends the formal classroom. The successes our students have enjoyed after graduation in their professional or graduate school experiences tell us we are achieving these objectives!

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  • Troy Senik
    Troy Senik
    Political Science, 2005
    “In the political science department, we had such great faculty. My professors had an incredible gift for leading classroom discussions where you would come out of class feeling like you had run an intellectual marathon. You really felt like you were operating at your highest intellectual potential in those classes.”