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Nebraska Public Universities


When the Nebraska onAir Council is established,  Council members and Nebraska onAir’s Executive Director will work with political science professors and other faculty at the University of Nebraska to start Nebraska’s first onAir chapter. This chapter will be partially modeled on the Democracy Squad chapter at George Mason University.

Through its chapters, Nebraska onAir will support the nationwide effort by colleges and universities across the country to  make democracy and civic responsibility a central aspect of higher learning.

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The University of Nebraska’s onAir chapter will initially focus on training interested undergrad and graduate students on how to curate Nebraska onAir content especially submitting Top News articles, events, videos, and information and moderating forums in each post they curate.

Student curators will also work with state senate and house committee chairs to produce aircasts on issues being discussed and bills being proposed in their committees.

During election season, students with other other organizations like the League of Women Voters, will coordinate and produce aircasted debates with candidates.

The University of Nebraska onAir chapter will also help to establish other onAir chapters at public and private universities and colleges throughout the state.

University of Nebraska

Source: About

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln was chartered as a land-grant university on February 15, 1869, to create opportunity for the state of Nebraska. A proud member of the Big Ten Conference, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Nebraska is classified within the Carnegie “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” category. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Civic Engagement Programs

Source: Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement …

With 500+ Recognized Student Organizations, you’re sure to find leadership and community building opportunities that match your interests.

From starting or leading an organization to helping peers register to vote, planning campus-wide events and engaging with the Lincoln community, we’re here to help you as you explore your talents, interests and passions.


Student Involvement creates and models inclusive environments where students find opportunities for personal and professional development. We integrate in-class and out-of-class learning to provide positive experiences through programs, services, and events.


We are the vibrant hub for involvement, connecting and serving the UNL community.

Student Government

Source: ASUN Student Government

Who We Are

ASUN Student Government elected officials represent the student body in a variety of ways. The ASUN President, Internal Vice President, and External Vice President serve as liaisons to the Board of Regents, University administration, and a variety of other stakeholders in the University system. Forty senators are elected to represent students from every college, and membership of the Senate is organized proportionally by college population. Elections occur every March.

What We Do

ASUN Student Government holds a number of exciting events every year. Traditionally held programming includes Earthstock, Homecoming week, and the Big Event. However, our committees are always working hard to bring additional events to life. Check out our calendar and see what we have going on!


Source: Department of Political Science

Build your credentials and shape your experience while still in school.

Political Science students can receive academic credit for an upcoming internship by enrolling in POLS 395. In order to receive credit, you must contact Dr. Bosch and get pre-approval before the start of your internship. If you have questions about receiving credit for an internship, would like to learn more about internship opportunities, or would like to register for POLS 395, please email Dr. Bosch at Also, please note that Dr. Bosch will be emailing you about internship opportunities throughout the year as he learns about them, so be sure to keep a watchful eye.

The following are a list of resources and internships available to students: When searching for an internship, a great place to begin is Husker Hire Link from UNL Career Services. This program provides a connection between students and alumni and potential employers.

Political Science Programs

Source: Department website

Undergraduate Studies


Majoring in political science at Nebraska moves you to combine the analytical and communication skills of a liberal arts degree with an in-depth understanding of governments and political processes. You can also experience courses in different subfields of political science, which contribute to your overall knowledge of complex political relations and institutions:

  • American Government and Public Policy examines national, state and local government
  • Biology, Psychology and Politics explores the role of biology and psychology in people’s political attitudes and behaviors
  • Human Rights and Security examines the nexus between the search for security and the requirement for and establishment of robust humanitarian standards
  • International Relations and Comparative Politics addresses problems arising when nations interact and how countries other than the United States govern themselves

Graduate Studies

Our graduate program offers students a small, congenial community that allows them to work closely with faculty — and with each other — on groundbreaking research. They receive the highest quality training from interdisciplinary faculty who not only regularly win teaching awards but also frequently write the books from which other political sciences programs teach.

Our placement of recent graduates shows the value of a Nebraska Ph.D. is higher than ever.

Research Initiatives

Source: Research

Political science research at Nebraska covers a range of topics.

Check out our news and our directory to explore the type of work we do.

Undergraduate research mentoring

Our faculty regularly connect with undergraduate students in the Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) Program, an opportunity to engage in hands-on research under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

Undergraduate participant pool

To give undergraduate students taking POLS 100 direct experience with research, we place them into the Political Science Experimental Participant Pool (PSEPP).


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