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About Linfield's Department of Political Science

Our department houses three majors and one minor. 

While each course of study is different, the experience of a student in any of these majors is grounded in three questions: Who am I? Who are we? How will we change the world?

Political Science

Political science majors learn to think through complex questions from a variety of perspectives.

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International Relations

International relations majors are world travelers, innovators, researchers, problem-solvers and advocates.

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Law, Rights and Justice

Laws, rights and justice majors at Linfield are part philosopher, part lawyer and part policy expert.

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Leadership and Ethics Across Disciplines

As a LEAD minor, you will complete a course sequence with an introduction to leadership across multiple areas of study.

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Our promise

We are campus leaders committed to constantly exploring new and creative ways to cultivate community while learning from difference, both inside the classroom and out.

Our curricula and advising model embraces individuality, recognizing that higher education involves a journey of both intellectual growth and self-discovery. We also recognize the importance of relationships.

Above all, we are dedicated to equipping you with the skills necessary to make an impact in whatever journey you take in your life after Linfield.

Contact us

For more information about studying in the Department of Political Science at Linfield, please feel free to contact our department chair. We look forward to connecting with you!

Patrick Cottrell
Department Chair and Professor
900 SE Baker St, Walker Hall, Unit A514, McMinnville, OR 97128