Our Political Science programs examine the fundamental issues facing society today — like globalization, war, inequality, poverty, and environmental change — and evaluate the processes, policies, and theories that have been devised to address them. We study the different forms of government, individual and institutional behavior in the public sphere, relationships among nation-states, and political theory.

Degree Programs

Minors and tracks

Claire Alden
The classes [at the study abroad program in France] were incredible. I can’t put into words how amazing the experience was overall.
Global Studies, History, Political Science

One-of-a-kind Location

As a student in one of our Political Science programs, you study on UNE's scenic Biddeford Campus, where the waters of the Saco River flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Over the years, this confluence of natural resources has inspired students and faculty from around the world.

Recently named the youngest city in Maine, Biddeford and its twin city, Saco, boast an up-and-coming, hip downtown of delicious eateries, events, and more. With the development of the old Biddeford/Saco mills into restaurants, breweries, housing, fitness facilities such as yoga studios, salons, and retailers, there is something for everyone to explore in downtown. Looking to try a new type of food, grab a coffee, or shop for locally-made clothes? Biddeford/Saco has it all.

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