Welcome to Binghamton University's Department of Political Science
An international leader in the discipline, Binghamton University’s Department of Political Science is ranked in the top 20 by the 2010 NRC Study, and 19th in the world by the Hix study, with faculty who publish widely and are leaders in their fields. Our graduate program offers MA and PhD degrees, and has an outstanding record of PhD placement at research universities. Our undergraduate major is one of the largest in Harpur College, with a Pre-law preparation component and particular strengths in:
- law and courts
- comparative political institutions
- civil war repression and human rights
- international relations and foreign policy
Binghamton political science graduates establish careers as researchers, professors, staff members for elected officials, lobbyists, political advocates and lawyers, and business professionals.
News & Announcements
Binghamton PhD placements in Faculty positions for 2012 include:
Conor Dowling, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
Chad Clay, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
Ellen Cutrone, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama
Matt DiGiuseppe, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
Professor Benjamin Fordham spent the 2010-11 academic year as the Henry Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress.
Professor Patrick Regan spent the fall of 2010 as the Joan B. Kroc Visiting Research Fellow, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.