About the Senior Project in Political Studies
Political Studies Senior Projects are generally characteristic of the discipline of political science with respect to their overall structure, analytical orientations, and length. This generally means a piece of writing that is concise and driven by a compelling question or puzzle; in other words, work that is analytical rather than descriptive in nature. Students are asked to submit a short Senior Project proposal form during the spring semester of their junior year, which is used to match students with an appropriate Senior Project advisor. The Senior Project handbook outlines the basic structure and length of a Political Studies Senior Project.