Outstanding Senior Thesis Award

The John Roos Award is granted annually to the best senior honors thesis in the area of American politics. To be eligible for the award, senior theses should be submitted to the Department of Political Science Undergraduate Studies office by the announced thesis deadline in early April.


Ellen Pil

Thesis: "State Legislative Attention and Longitudinal Trends in Central Appalachian Opioid Policy"

Advisor: Jeffrey Harden

Past John Roos Award Winners

Internships and Other Opportunities

Students are encouraged to further their knowledge of American politics through internships and other programs on campus and beyond. Please consult: