Your support team

When you major in political science or international relations you are supported by a community of faculty members, academic advisors, administrative staff, and alumni, all of whom are committed to your success. They are a team working together to give you the tailored personal guidance you expect only from small schools and help you take full advantage of the tremendous learning opportunities that are only possible at large research universities. Your team will make sure you are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to enter a career that makes a difference and will help you launch that career.

Political Science Peer Mentor Program
First and second year political science and international relations majors have the opportunity to talk with expierienced student mentors about where to find help with their classes, how to find research, internships, and other opportunities. Student mentors hold regular office hours within Schaeffer Hall.

Political Matters, Living, Learning, Community
Housed in Catlett Hall, this housing community brings together students interested in governance, engagement, social justice and students who are interested in politics at any level. Members explore and understand these different topics, explore career options from expert faculty and alumni, and attend various events and activities including: lectures by the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, volunteering with local organizations and connecting with local campaigns.