Prepare to lead in a diverse, complex world. Immerse yourself in the dynamic study of power and politics within an engaged community. Advocate for change at local, national, and international levels.
About the Political Science Program
Political science majors at Mills will be equipped you for careers in government, international affairs, public policy, business, and law as well as graduate study in the social sciences. In small, collaborative classes you’ll investigate the structure and operations of the US and international political systems, alongside study of political analysis and political theory. Your professors will be accomplished researchers and activists who are also teachers on the cutting edge of their field. They’ll embolden you to apply critical analysis to contemporary topics ranging from sexuality and gender to immigration and digital activism. You’ll hone quantitative and qualitative research skills in broad political science courses and in intimate seminars on pressing issues.
You’ll be encouraged to gain practical experience by assisting with faculty research projects that investigate subjects like women and politics and LGBTQ policy. You’ll also enroll in courses that feature hands-on projects with local organizations. And you’ll participate in internships with political campaigns or policy organizations. For the senior capstone experience, you’ll select a subject you’re passionate about and conduct original research with mentorship and guidance from faculty. View our program details for in-depth information on the major and minor.
Courses You Could Take
Women of Color in Social Movements
Digital & Social Media & Youth Activism
Environmental Policy Analysis
Feminist and Queer Research Methodologies