department of political science

206 Washburn Hall, 80 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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Our Political Science Student Group is a great way to make friends and find connections.

About the Department

Quick Facts

  • 300 undergraduate majors
  • 20 M.A. graduate students
  • 40 M.P.A. graduate students
  • 12 full-time faculty

Degrees and Programs


  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Pre-Law Program


  • Master of Arts in¬†International Relations
  • Masters in Public Administration

Affiliated Centers and Programs

Mentor/Tutor Internship (MTI) Program
The MTI Program sends URI students into K-12 schools, after-school programs, and adult-learning programs throughout the state, to help students who are in danger of falling behind academically and help them succeed and reach their goals.

John Hazen White Sr. Center for Ethics and Public Service
The Center promotes effective ethical leadership, government accountability, ethics awareness, and citizen responsibility through workshops and other programs.

Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies
The Center promotes peace and a global community by engaging in education training, academic courses, special programs, and community events.

Bikes Not Bombs
URI Bikes Not Bombs is a service learning course in Political Science. All bike collection efforts and administration are student directed and organized.

Spring Semester in Cuba Program
The Spring Semester in Cuba program is a study abroad program to Havana, Cuba. Students are exposed to an array of cultural activities and field study trips to significant sites in Cuban culture and history.

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