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Upcoming Events:
Annual Political Science Senior Reception
May 15th from 3-5pm in Aquinas Lounge

Mrs. Emerald Ortiz
Administrative Assistant
Howley Hall, 318
Phone: 401-865-2434​
Fax: 401-865-1222
Dr. William Hudson
Department Chair
Howley 319
Phone: 401-865-2621


​Department of Political Science

The mission:

  • Fostering an understanding of politics domestically and internationally, fostering an understanding of politics domestically and internationally.
  • Evaluating and analyzing empirical qualitative and quantitative data valuating and analyzing empirical qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Producing graduates who are engaged citizens in a variety of career paths.

What's New?

Breaking News:

Course syllabi are now available! Click here for a full list of the courses that were offered in Fall 2014.

The Political Science Department is now on Facebook and Twitter! Click on the links below for event descriptions, photos, and other important information!

Faculty Features:

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching excellence as well as new intellectual discoveries through research. We are proud to display these presentations, books, and interviews given by members of the Political Science Department.

Spring Newsletter:

Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity