Our program provides both undergraduate and graduate students with the critical-thinking and writing skills required for civic engagement in a democratic society. The Department is also committed to a curriculum that explores all aspects of politics so as to develop informed, engaged, and thoughtful global citizens. Our graduates then go on to pursue careers in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Others pursue further study in political science, law, public service and administration, criminal justice, non-profit administration, global politics, and international relations. The program also includes opportunities for internships related to domestic and international politics and study abroad.

Explore our web site or arrange a visit to learn more about what the Department of Political Science at RU-Newark has to offer.


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Our first ever live panel featured PS faculty featured a range of takes, conversation and audience questions on the 2020 U.S. Elections.
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Student News

Prof. Simon Reich: It’s Bifurcation, not Bipolarity: Understanding World Order after the Ukraine Invasion

Academics and decisionmakers are declaring, in cavalier fashion, that we are at a “turning point,” ‘tipping point’, ‘inflection point’ or ‘watershed moment’.

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The Keith and Debra Banks Lecture Series

VIDEO: Hahrie Han Speaks with Political Science Faculty on Social Change

“Building Power for Social Change,” was the topic of discussion for the Johns Hopkins University professor.

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Student Spotlight

SASN Senior Anthony Ghaly Follows His Passion for Politics, Human Rights and the Law

Anthony Ghaly will be attending UC Berkeley in the fall for Law School, but he's already more than made his mark at Rutgers-Newark and beyond. 

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Outside Classroom Enrichment

From internships to study abroad, the opportunities to learn and lead abroad are endless. (Photo: Hector Perez)

Faculty Publications

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SASN's Instagram series now with a video edition. Learn about a few of our students.

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Political Science

360 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
Hill Hall, Room 717
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Tel: (973) 353-5105
Fax: (973) 353-5103


Mary Segers

Mary Segers


Diane Wong

Diane Wong

Assistant Professor

James Amemasor

James Amemasor

Part-time Lecturer

Connie Murray

Connie Murray

Teaching Instructor