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An Ideal Place to Study Politics

The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., is ideally situated for students who want to study politics. Here you have all the advantages of a cosmopolitan city that is undergoing a remarkable resurgence, starting with new restaurants and art spaces right across from campus to a rich international array of the arts and cuisine throughout the city. The Metro stop right across the street provides easy access to a world of internships, political activities, and cultural resources. Yet the campus provides an oasis of green and a mix of classic and innovative architectural styles perfect for reflection, relaxation, and recreation.

Ours is a Department of Politics, reflecting our appreciation of the cultural, historical, ethical, and theoretical foundations of political order. While actively engaging the methods and issues of social science, the department recognizes that the complexity of political life and values cannot be reduced to science alone. Rather, courses also address the dignity of the person and the rich web of social life, consistent with the Catholic tradition that gave birth to the University. This is also reflected in the sense of community among students and with the professors. Faculty are actively engaged in research and the department boasts a distinguished Ph.D. program, yet undergraduates enjoy small classes and accessible professors.