The major in Political Science is meant to foster in students an awareness of and appreciation for their cultural, historical, and political heritage as well as an understanding of important national and international issues. The major helps develop in students critical thinking skills in addition to research and writing skills in order to prepare them to be effective learners and leaders.

Political Science Factsheet

University of Jamestown Political Science Distinctions

The Department of History and Political Science offers a wide range of curriculum offerings in American and global politics and history with instructional emphasis placed upon theoretical, historical, and institutional concerns as well as the trends and events which have influenced the development of the contemporary world. You will benefit from:

  • Small class sizes and individual attention
  • Direct and independent studies in advanced and specialized topics for interested students
  • Professors with complementary specialties providing a variety of viewpoints
  • challenges in critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, research and writing skills, and reflective thinking in problem solving


Proven Success

  • Past graduates have been accepted into prestigious law schools throughout the United States.
  • Students pursuing graduate work in history, political science and related fields have been accepted into top graduate schools in the country.

Specific coursework for this major is outlined can be Viewed Here or downloaded here.

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

John Weinzierl, PhDAssistant Professor of History

Certifications/Degrees: MA, PhD from Florida State University
More information about the chair.

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, American History, Kansas State University

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, International Relations, American University
  • University of Jamestown
    Political Science Department
    6075 College Lane
    Jamestown, ND 58405

  • Thomas Johnson, PhD Professor | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5025