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Political Science BA - International Politics Concentration - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: 22.07 POLITICAL SCI & GOVERN, CIP: 45.1001 Political Science and Government, General)

Experiential Learning

Washington Semester Program
Undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.000 higher can spend a semester in Washington D.C., participating in a full-time internship with a political institution, agency, or group. Students earn up to 16 credit hours, up to 6 of which can be applied to the major as upper division credits.

New York State Senate and Assembly Internship
Undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.000 or higher are eligible to intern for a semester in the office of a state senator or member of the Assembly in Albany. Participants earn up to 15 credit hours, up to 6 of which can be applied to the major as upper division Political Science credits.

Community Internship
Undergraduates with a GPA of 3.000 or better can work with a government office or agency located in Western New York. An academic component is required and is arranged in consultation with a sponsoring faculty member.

Undergraduate Research
Students are invited to approach faculty members to explore mutual research interests.

Extracurricular Activities

Undergraduate Political Science Club
This club sponsors meetings and participates in department social affairs. It also organizes special events, trips to Washington D.C., and faculty/student lunches. For more information, call (716) 645-2251.

Model European Union Simulation
UB is a member of a consortium of New York State and European universities. Approximately 150 American students and 100 European students participate in these meetings, which are held either at the University at Buffalo, SUNY/Brockport, or in Luxembourg. Professor Michelle Benson is the faculty advisor for this simulation; interested students are encouraged to contact her.

Pi Sigma Alpha
Our chapter of the national political science honor fraternity participates in departmental social affairs, receives guest speakers, and conducts other meetings. Invitations and inductions occur in spring.

See the UB Student Association webpage.

Honors and Awards

Political science majors are eligible for the department’s nomination for the Dean’s Outstanding Senior Award. The department’s Robert H. Stern Award for the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Paper is also awarded on a yearly basis.

Published: Nov 16, 2022 15:56:30