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Welcome to the Department of Political Science at Clemson University. The department offers courses in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public administration and public policy. Undergraduate Political Science majors have the option of earning either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Our courses foster original research and critical thinking through student participation and intensive faculty-student interactions. the department also houses the Policy Studies Ph.D program.

Political science graduates have carved out successful careers working for major law firms; federal, state and local governments; various media outlets; businesses ranging from banking to real estate; nonprofit organizations; and political campaigns and organizations. Many of our alumni have attended leading graduate and law programs at universities including Harvard, Duke and Virginia.

Our faculty bring a wide range of scholarly expertise and methodological training to the classroom. They share a commitment to the pursuit of knowledge through both research and teaching. Frequently on call by the press, faculty members have been quoted in a host of media outlets, and several have practical political experience, serving as diplomats, advisors to governors and strategists for congressional and gubernatorial campaigns.

For more information regarding the Department of Political Science at Clemson University, please contact us at To contact the Department Chair Jeffrey Peake, please email or call (864) 656-4653.

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Spotlight: Study Abroad In Belgrade

Students from two cultures find common ground, understanding

Study Abroad In BelgradeJanuary of 2016 marked the first semester-long Clemson study abroad trip to Belgrade, Serbia. Seven students from Clemson spent three and a half months studying at the University of Belgrade. As an alumna of the summer 2012 Balkan study abroad program and a current Fulbright ETA in Niš, Serbia (about three hours south of Belgrade), I was thrilled for the opportunity to initiate an academic exchange between my alma mater and students at the University of Niš. A grant from the U.S. Embassy in Serbia funded the exchange. Read More | NYT Article: 36 Hours in Belgrade | How You Can Study Abroad in Belgrade

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