About

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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From The Chair

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"Political science is the study of power and how power works within and among local to global communities. In our classes you will learn about political institutions such as governments, international and transnational organizations, social movements for political change and social justice, how political actors, from you and your friends to prime ministers and presidents, make a difference in political life. At the center of the discipline is the study of how different types of resources are distributed among individuals, communities, states, and across the world."

-Elizabeth Hull, Chair

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

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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campus compact

Student News

Congratulations to Sarah Shobut who was named Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow!

"As an active student leader at [RU-N], Sarah Shobut has demonstrated a strong commitment to creating change social change through awareness raising, advocacy, and activism."

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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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Anthony Ghaly
Cairo to Paris

Outside Classroom Enrichment

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

Faculty Publications

books of PS faculty

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

left to right: Newark city Hall, Puerto Rico protests, Sierra Club march, and US Capitol
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

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Faculty

Mara Sidney

Mara Sidney

Associate Professor, Political Science, and Co-Director, Global Urban Studies

Deborah Morrison-Santana

Deborah Morrison-Santana

Part-tme Lecturer

Gabriela Kuetting

Gabriela Kuetting

Professor, Graduate Program Director

Mary Segers

Mary Segers

Professor