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Major or Minor in Political Science!

International and National Perspectives

Political life is an expression of mankind's deepest human needs and capacities.  Political Science examines the quest for justice, liberty, and the good life at the heart of politics.  Faculty expertly teach about the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

Political Science at Duquesne covers key issues such as:

  • causes of inter-state war, ethnic conflict, and terrorism;
  • dynamics of American elections, political parties, and policy making;
  • politics of Constitutional law and the judiciary;
  • policies to fight poverty, human rights violations, and climate change;
  • transitions from dictatorships to democracies around the world.

Students taking political science courses develop skills in thinking, writing, analysis, and leadership crucial to success in our rapidly changing world.