Psychology and Political Science

MajorBachelor of Arts

The Best of Both worlds.

Allowing you to specialize in two related fields, Butler’s combined Psychology and Political Science major draws on the knowledge and opportunities afforded by two academic departments and fields of study. You will gain access to hands-on participation in research in both departments, and small class sizes allow for direct contact with both departments’ faculty. In addition, the city of Indianapolis boasts a variety of local political institutions, service organizations, and more, providing access to internships, service learning, and research opportunities.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • PO 201 – Research and Analysis 
  • SW 250-PS – Psychological Inquiry 
  • PS 210 – Research Methods/Statistics I 
  • PS 211 – Research Methods/Statistics II 
  • PS 235 – Biological Bases of Behavior 
  • PS 310 – Advanced Statistics in Psychology

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Meet Your Faculty

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Fabiana Alceste
Assistant Professor Psychology
Psychology – LAS
Fabiana Alceste earned her B.A. from the University of Florida and earned her Ph.D. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice/The Graduate Center, CUNY. She currently teaches introductory psychology courses and research…
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William Blomquist
Adjunct – Political Science
Political Science – LAS
Bill Blomquist is a Visiting Professor in Political Science for 2021-22. He will be teaching courses in US politics, research methods, and international politics. Before coming to Butler he was a Professor of Political Science at IUPUI.
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Jennifer Berry
Associate Professor, Psychology
Psychology – LAS
Jennifer Berry earned a B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology. She routinely teaches learning, biological basis of behavior, research methods and statistics, and a seminar…
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