The Catholic University of America

Welcome to the Department of Politics

The Department of Politics at The Catholic University of America provides a unique liberal arts approach to the study of politics while taking advantage of our location in the nation's capital. Our courses examine the historical and theoretical foundations of politics as well as its practical side. Classes are offered in a range of subfields within the study of political science, including American politics, world politics (including international relations and comparative politics), and political theory. In addition, our proximity to Capitol Hill and downtown Washington, D.C. provides students with easy access to events, activities, internships, and other educational and career-related opportunities in politics.

In addition to a bachelor of arts degree, the department offers doctorate and master's degrees in American government, political theory, and world politics. Off-campus M.A. programs are offered on Capitol Hill in Congressional and Presidential Studies and in International Affairs. Qualified students may also complete a joint J.D./M.A. with the Columbus School of Law. Our graduate students have gone on to diverse careers in politics, law, government, public policy and academia.

Department of Politics

Marist Hall, Room 300

Phone: (202) 319-5128

Fax: (202) 319-6289

http://politics.cua.edu

 

Recent Faculty Publications

Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America
by Christopher Darnton
 

Annual Editions: Race and Ethnic Relations, 19th edition
 edited by John A. Kromkowski
 

Activists, Alliances and Anti-U.S. Base Protests
by Andrew Yeo

 
Why NATO Endures
 by Wallace Thies
 

Washington 101: An Introduction to the Nation's Capitol
co-authored by Matthew Green et. al

Party On!
by John Kenneth White and Matthew R. Kerbel
  

 

 
 
The Modern Philosophical Revolution: The Luminosity of Existence

by David Walsh

Peacebuilding: Catholic Theology, Ethics, and Praxis
by Maryann Cusimano Love

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Parliamentary Internships Information Session for Spring 2015.  The session will take place on Wednesday, September 10th from 2:30-3:30pm in Pryz 321.

  • Senior Politics Major Comprehensive Review Meeting will take place on Thursday, September 11th from 12:35-1:35pm in The Great Room B (Pryz).

  • The Columbus School of Law & Office of Campus Activities is pleased to announce the Constitution Week Lecture, "The Catholic Law School and Constitutional Self-Government," delivered by The Honorable Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The lecture will be on Monday, September 15th, 4:15pm  in the Columbus School of Law's Slowinski Courtroom.


   Careers in Politics

Our majors have successfully pursued careers after college in a wide variety of fields, ranging from academia to political office.
Notable graduates from our program include Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland; Ed Gillespie, former George W. Bush advisor; and Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia and former head of the Democratic Party.  
For more about pursuing a career with a B.A. in politics from CUA, see here.