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Department of Political Science and International Affairs

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Our department provides an outstanding education in political science and international affairs, with award-winning faculty dedicated to an individualized approach to student success. 

  • Small class sizes allow us to work closely with students from their first day on campus.
  • All students complete an original senior research project and can present their work at a professional conference.
  • We prioritize internships, either in Springfield or in our signature Washington Center program.
  • Get involved in Model United Nations, Debate, the Political Science Honorary Society, Pizza and Politics discussions, the Pre-law club,  or Student Government.
  • Our program emphasizes citizenship and community leadership, focusing on the application of political science skills to civic engagement.
  • A majority of graduates continue on to law or graduate school, with a nearly 100% successful placement rate.
  • The L.E. Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship promotes civic engagement through student scholarships, community programs, and a vibrant lecture series.

Contact Us:

Dr. Jeff VanDenBerg

Professor of Political Science
Burnham Hall 302
Office: (417) 873-6947
jvandenb@drury.edu

Meet the Faculty

POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR

POLITICAL SCIENCE MINOR

PRE-LAW PROGRAM