Students in a teacher education class

Internships, Research & Off-Campus Study

Paige Waskow and Piper Cooper at the Iowa Human Rights Research Conference

Paige Waskow '22 and Piper Cooper '22 presented their research at the Iowa Human Rights Research Conference.

Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference

Coe's Political Science Department hosted the Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference. Coe students participating were Isabelle Criag, Sam MacFarland, Ayam Shrestha, Adam Tow, Luke VanderSchaaff and Paige Waskow

Internships, Research & Off-Campus Study

As a political science major at Coe, you’ll have many opportunities to explore politics outside the classroom. In addition to internships, political science majors conduct their own research by writing senior theses, presenting work at an intercollegiate political science conference, participating in Coe’s student research symposium or preparing for a national Model United Nations simulation. Many also study in Washington, D.C. and abroad.

Washington Term

Coe has a Washington Term that entails living in Washington, D.C. and taking a first-hand observer course in American government. You’ll also complete a part-time internship — usually in a governmental or interest group office.

Study Abroad

You’ll have a wide variety of opportunities to study abroad. We have programs all over the world that can enrich the study of political challenges and dynamics.

Megan Bass and Professor Kim Lanegran

Megan Bass '22

Megan spent Fall 2021 studying politics at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland.