By studying political science, you develop an understanding of the activities and ideas that shape the future. You learn how decisions are made and the effect they have on the well-being of people and societies. You explore the nature and uses of power and the breadth and outcomes of citizen and government actions.
We face new and old problems in society today. As political scientists, we consider the value of different ways of meeting these challenges. Political Science at Heidelberg is an interdisciplinary program where you are encouraged to use the knowledge and skills of history, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, sociology and mathematics to explore public life in local communities, nation-states and world forums. We emphasize a “hands-on” approach to learning: internships, visits with public officials, simulated legislative sessions and guided research.