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**Announcing a new undergraduate major in Social Data Analytics (SoDA)!

The SoDA major is designed to prepare students for careers that make use of big data in order to tackle social and political problems. This interdisciplinary major provides a unique combination of data analytic skills and social science knowledge that can be applied to various contexts and questions

Learn more about the degree here: soda.la.psu.edu

 

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Department Spotlight
Glenn Palmer named Liberal Arts Professor.

Glenn Palmer named Liberal Arts Professor.

Congratulations from everyone in the Political Science department!

Burt Monroe named Liberal Arts Professor.

Burt Monroe named Liberal Arts Professor.

Congratulations from everyone in the Political Science department!

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Political Science student wins scholarship to study in China Political Science student wins scholarship to study in China
Paul, a senior graduating in May, will get firsthand experience of and a complete immersion in Chinese culture as he takes advantage of a scholarship to study at Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing. Feb 12, 2018
Alumnus Continues Advocacy with Juvenile Law Fellowship Alumnus Continues Advocacy with Juvenile Law Fellowship
Five years after graduating from Penn State, Joshua Branch is continuing the advocacy that made him stand out — and stand up — as a student. Branch, a 2013 political science graduate, recently received the Sol and Helen Zubrow Fellowship at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia. He will begin the two-year fellowship this fall after graduating from Georgetown University Law Center. Jan 23, 2018
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Upcoming Events
International Relations Guest Lecture Series Mar 01, 2018 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM — 302 Pond Lab
Political Science Guest Lecture Series Mar 23, 2018 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM — 302 Pond Lab
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