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Greetings from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Political Science at Binghamton University. On this site you will find pages describing the research and teaching interests of our faculty members and many of our graduate students. You'll also find information about our graduate and undergraduate programs.

Our department is an exciting place to work and study. We are committed to excellence in our undergraduate major. We offer a wide array of courses each semester about comparative politics, international relations, and American politics. We want to insure that our undergraduate majors get to interact closely with our faculty, so we also require each of them to take at least two small seminars. We offer these seminars on a range of topics each semester.

We are also proud of our graduate program, which has an excellent record of placing our doctoral students at both teaching colleges and research universities. In addition to substantive courses in their field of interest, we provide our graduate students with a strong background in quantitative and formal research methods. Our faculty works closely on research with our graduate students not only in their classes, but also in our weekly research workshops and on a variety of externally funded projects.

Take some time to look through our website. If you're interested in our programs, I hope you will also consider paying us a visit in person.

Ben Fordham, Chair

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Last Updated: 9/2/15