Highlights, Special Features and Opportunities

The Government and International Affairs (Political Science) major holds various highlights, special features and opportunities for Augustana students.

Q&A With Andrea Halverson ‘06

Meet 28-year-old Andrea Halverson, class of 2006, a Health Programs Analyst for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). She was the recepient of the 2005 Truman Scholarship.

  • The Honors Program is for students who accept academic challenges that go well beyond the requirements to graduate.
  • The Molly Malsam Excellence in Writing Award encourages students to write the best political science papers.
  • What’s more, our Augustana ranks among the top schools in the nation in the number of students who have received a prestigious Truman Scholarship, awarded to those who intend to pursue a career in the government or public service sectors.
  • C.O.U.P.S., the slightly mischievous acronym for the Committee of Undergraduate Political Scientists, is the Government Department’s student club.
  • The annual Department Banquet, where students and faculty enjoy good food and listen to great guest speakers.