Political Science Major

Political science at NYU Abu Dhabi is for students interested in the theory and practice of government and politics.

  • Why do countries go to war?
  • Why do dictatorships survive in some countries but not others?
  • What are the causes of economic underdevelopment? 
  • What makes a government legitimate?
  • How do governments fight climate change?
  • How does politics matter in resolving minority bias and gender gap?

Students with a passion for questions such as these will find the Political Science major most rewarding.