The study of politics at Roger Williams University covers the institutions and processes by which human affairs are governed, both nationally and internationally. The Political Science program offers students a comprehensive and balanced selection of courses, exposing them to the traditional subfields of the discipline: American national politics, international relations, comparative politics, political theory, public administration and public policy.
Courses are intended to provide a basis for intelligent citizenship, increase capacity for community service and orient students toward a lifelong interest in learning. Internships – both local and in Washington D.C., independent study and study abroad are encouraged. The study of politics at RWU develops skills that are useful for law school and legal careers, business careers, non-profit work, various international and public policy careers, as well as for careers in politics.