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Political Science majors learn by doing:
Political Science students receive a personalized educational experience:
Political Science students make the most of their liberal arts education:
Franklin College offers students a distinctive experience in preparing for law school. The college and its partners generously offer a range of scholarships for pre-law students. Our pre-law curriculum guides students of any major toward classes and experiences that will best prepare them for application to law school, life as a law student and the realities of legal practice. Students receive individual advising in all aspects of the application process, choosing a school and financial planning for law school. Pre-law students at Franklin College enjoy a wide range of classes that help them learn more about law and the legal profession. And they enjoy experiences like Mock Trial Team that engage them in practice. Franklin College pre-law students engage in meaningful internships that help them build skills and connections. Details concerning the pre-law program may be obtained through department chair Randall Smith, Ph.D., or Assistant Professor Alli Fetter-Harrott, Ph.D.
The department of political science encourages students to take advantage of global education opportunities. Our Model U.N. Team is one of many opportunities from which our students may choose to engage with people from around the globe. Students at Franklin College also have the opportunity to study away beginning as early as their first year, and we believe this experience is a key component of a liberal arts education. Study-away opportunities allow students to learn about other cultures and countries of the world, they encourage the development of problem-solving and cross-cultural communication skills. To learn more about study-away opportunities at Franklin College visit our office of global education.
The political science department at Franklin College has provided me with the theoretical knowledge, real life experiences, and critical thinking skills needed to successfully compete for acceptance to law school. - Jessica Ayer '16
The best part of the Political Science Department is the access we have to our professors. The faculty are available to help us in any way possible whether its dealing with class schedules, discussing future grad schools and job opportunities or even just taking the time to sit down and chat. Having such helpful and caring advisers/professors really makes a difference. - Bri Humphries '15
Associate Professor of Political Science
Professor of Political Science
Phone: 317. 738.8562
In alternate years political science students participate in Model U.N., competing against nearly 200 international teams in New York City.