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Michelle Brophy-Baermann

Political Science Department Staff​​

(401) 456-8056


 Gaige Hall
Suite 240​
Mall Area
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Political Science Department

Gaige Hall

Constitution Day Quiz Bowl

Monday, September 17th
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Gaige 200

  • Pick up a pocket Constitution in the Political Science Department office (2nd floor, Gaige Hall)
  • Study up on the Constitution and its background
  • Answer multiple choice questions via i-clicker

$400 in prizes!
Limited to the first 50 RIC students to sign up starting at 12:15

The Political Science Department offers the following programs of study:

Details about each of these programs can be found by following the links on this page.

The majors offered through the Political Science Department open doors to careers and graduate study in politics; law; geography; the administration of governmental and nonprofit organizations; public policy making; opinion research, urban and community planning; journalism, education, and many other fields.

Our alumni have achieved high-level positions in state, local and federal government; the legal profession; non-profit agencies, and private industry. Follow the alumni link on this page to learn more about the achievements of our alumni.

In addition to our academic course offerings, the department offers opportunities for students to expand their skills and experience outside of the classroom. Semester-long internships are available in public affairs, state and local government, law, non-profit organizations, and other areas. Students enrolled in the Washington Term spend a week in Washington DC as a congressional intern, and students in the summer London Course spend three weeks learning about government and politics in England. See the links on this page for more information about these opportunities.

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Page last updated: September 10, 2018