Learn about the UN and diplomacy--and participate in our Model UN Club!

Global problems such as development and human rights are a special interest of the department.

Our students learn to analyze and participate in politics.

Political science: an ideal pre-law major.

Campaigns and elections--the lifeblood of democracy and a focus of our courses.

Why do wars start and end? What are the human costs? Political science answers the world's most pressing problems.

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Welcome to Political Science!

Politics influences all our lives.  

Political Science helps you understand and influence it--nationally and internationally.  

Join us as we study politics and become more engaged global citizens!


Award-Winning Faculty, Exciting Courses, Top Students;

Concentrations:  American Politics; International Politics; Law & Politics;

Internships: Earn Credit while Working in Politics;

International Study;

3-3 Program with Duquesne Law School.


Our graduates go on to challenging careers around the world in:

Government: Pennsylvania House of Reps; U.S. House staff

International Affairs: U.S. Agency for International Development; Syrian American Council

Homeland Security: FBI, CIA

Politics: Democratic Party; Republican Party

Nonprofits: Buckswood School; Clarion University

Media: CNN, Time Magazine, Huffington Post

Business: Multinational corporations; local companies

Law: U.S. Attorney; law firms--Reed Smith; McNees Wallace

And much more! Explore the great jobs our grads now hold.