Faculty, students interact on the South 40

Through becoming involved in residential life on the South 40, Faculty Associates and Faculty Fellows extend their interactions with students outside the classroom.

Spotlight on Faculty:

Professor Hayward’s research focuses on questions that are central to understanding and to evaluating political life.

D.C. Semester Program

Offering students interaction with key policymakers.

Share Our Stuff program benefits the community and environment

Students moving out at the end of the year donate useful items to Share Our Stuff (SOS). This program helped those in need in the St. Louis region and helped the environment by reducing waste.

About the Department

The Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis strives to be one of the best in the world. We are widely recognized for our strengths in theory, methods, and the rigorous combination of the two. The members of our faculty are leading scholars in their fields. The Ph.D. students we train go on to be some of the most productive in the discipline. The undergraduate student body at WashU is among the tops in the country, and our majors have their choice of careers, graduate programs, and professional schools.The Department is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the leading departments in the discipline. 

In the News

October 15, 2014
Named Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year
September 18, 2014
Jimmy Loomis featured for his career in politics

Upcoming Events

Justice and the Liability of Rulers, or: Why the Secretary of Education May Not Send Her Kids to a Private School
Seigle Hall Conference Room 248 @ 12:00 pm
Claudia Lopez-Guerra, CIDE
Seigle Hall Conference Room 248 @ 2:30 pm
Global, Long-Term, Environmental Risk and Generational Domination
Seigle Hall Conference Room 248 @ 12:00 pm

Faculty Books

Social Choice and Legitimacy: The Possibilities of Impossibility

By John W. Patty and Elizabeth Maggie Penn

Leadership or Chaos: The Heart and Soul of Politics

By Norman Schofield and Maria Gallego

Advances in Political Economy

Norman Schofield, Gonzalo Caballero, and Daniel Kselman (Eds.)