Politics majors at Earlham are drawn to influence and change our world. Our politics program builds the foundation for these young change-agents, providing a set of core requirements and the flexibility to choose the electives that will help define their undergraduate experience – and in the end, help them find their own paths.
Students and faculty work closely together both in and out of the classroom. These collaborative learning opportunities are invaluable in helping students find and meet their potential. Each student has a dedicated adviser who is committed to providing the guidance needed to not only succeed as an undergraduate, but to prepare for life beyond Earlham.
Recent student-faculty research projects include a group of students working on a better understanding of the issues surrounding African citizenship, a group writing an extensive policy brief recommending the development of a college garden on campus, and a group thinking through Quaker and pacifist ideas about preventing atrocity crimes.
Almost half of Earlham alumni enter graduate or professional school within 10 years, and politics majors have many paths open to them. Recent graduates have pursued advanced study in politics, law and related fields at such institutions as Oxford, McGill, Georgetown, Michigan and Indiana. Our graduates seek lives of consequence, and many choose lives of public service.
Earlhamites in Politics
Conor Hall ’13 is spending the final semester of his college career abroad, spending time in Vietnam, Morocco and Bolivia, as well as California.More
Maria Vaikath '11 enjoyed the small classes, faculty members who know by name, and how she could walk into a professor's office almost any time. "In terms of the relationships you build, I don't think it gets better than at Earlham".More
Making Change in International Relations
Welling Hall, Plowshares Professor of Peace Studies and Politics, says her own academic study was strong influenced by her study of potential U.S.-Soviet collaboration during the Cold War.More