Department of Political Science

Baylor's Political Science Department is renowned for its high quality teaching and for professors who care about students. Our majors have gone on to become lawyers, journalists, politicians, lobbyists, diplomats, political analysts and teachers. We place students in top law schools around the country such as Georgetown and Harvard, and in top graduate programs such as Yale and Princeton.


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Jan. 27, 2023
American Political Thought Announces New Editorial Team
American Political Thought: A Journal of Ideas, Institutions, and Culture recently announced its new editorial team
Jan. 27, 2023
Baylor Alum Dr. Matthew Brogdon Named Senior Director of Center for Constitutional Studies
Utah Valley University (UVU) has named Matthew S. Brogdon, Ph.D., to fill its new Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation Endowed Directorship as the senior director of the Center for Constitutional Studies (CCS), effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Oct. 15, 2022
Baylor Alum New Associate Director
Notre Dame’s Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government Welcomes Associate Director Dr. Deborah O'Malley
Sep. 9, 2022
Dr. Pat Flavin’s Research Featured in the NY Times
In an Op-Ed piece published on September 7, 2022, “Trump Couldn’t Have Done What He Did Without States Leading the Way,” Thomas Edsell examines recent research in political science on citizens’ perceptions of democratic decline. Among the scholars Edsell cites is recent work by Baylor Political Scientist Pat Flavin and co-author Greg Shufeldt (University of Indianapolis). Flavin’s and Shufeldt’s paper “Citizens’ Perceptions of the Quality of Democracy in the American States,” which will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in September, finds that voters’ perceptions of their state’s democratic health is strongly correlated with whether or not their political party is control of state government.

Department of Political Science

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