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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AHI-Baylor Conference on “Cicero: Statesmanship and Constitutionalism” Jun. 26, 2018 On May 9-10 at Baylor University, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) and the Department of Political Science, Baylor University, held their tenth annual summer conference. Daniel Burns, Associate Professor of Politics, University of Dallas, served as the discussion leader for the conference on “Cicero: Statesmanship and Constitutionalism.” Professor Burns has scholarly expertise on Augustine’s political thought, Catholic Social Thought, and the history of political philosophy more generally. Sessions were lively, stimulating, and thought-provoking. Delaware Online: In age of technology addiction, we are servants of our smartphones: Dialogue Delaware Oct. 31, 2017 Oct. 26, 2017 James Roberts, Ph.D., the Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, is cited in this article for his research about phone addiction. Roberts has found that the average female college student spends 10 hours a day on her cell phone, while the average college male spends eight. The American Conservative: Thinking Clearly With Alan Jacobs Oct. 31, 2017 Oct. 25, 2017 Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative, conducts this Q&A with Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College, about his new book, “How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World At Odds.” “How To Think is very much a book of the moment, for the moment,” Dreher writes. KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): More than 800 Women Run the Baylor Line Oct. 30, 2017 Oct. 28, 2017 VIDEO: Several of the more than 800 women who ran the Baylor Line for the first time on Saturday are interviewed for this story about having the opportunity to take part in this special University tradition.

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