The Department of Political Science is highly ranked among Egypt's best. It provides an ideal setting for students to engage with novel ideas, thorough thinking and creative research in all of the discipline's fields and subfields, as well as in an array of interdisciplinary areas of inquiry. As a community of established and emerging scholars, teachers, and students, the department is uniquely positioned to draw upon an Arab perspective as well as the university's intellectual activities and the national cultural diversity, to address the most enduring questions of politics, nationally, regionally, and internationally. The department offers a comprehensive curriculum with courses that cover each of the sub-fields of the discipline: Egyptian government and politics, comparative politics, international relations, and empirical political methods. In addition, the department offers several tracks that enable students to focus on a particular area of politics in advanced courses which are relevant to their particular intellectual and career interests.
The department’s offerings are especially rich in three areas: Egyptian politics and policy, pre-law and legal studies, and world affairs and national security. Integrated into these specializations are learning opportunities outside the classroom. These include political simulations, Model United Nations (MUN), Model American Presidency (MAP), internships in state and national government agencies, a nationally ranked debating team, and several study abroad programs, tailored to political science interests.