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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Each student has the opportunity to explore the systematic study of the varied activities people use to seek orderly and just societies. This relates to individuals and communities.

The goal for Political Science majors is to develop the necessary perspective and critical thinking capacities to be contributing members to their communities and to enrich the lives of others.

 

The Albertus Difference

What Makes Political Science at Albertus Different?

Engaged
Students

  • Hands-on, experiential learning
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Emphasis on collaborative work

Great
Teaching

  • Personally invested professors
  • Small class sizes
  • Innovative, well-rounded programs
  • Resources and opportunities for research

Vibrant
Communities

  • Lively extracurricular activities
  • Campus-wide events
  • Service and community engagement

Successful
Outcomes

  • Active career counseling
  • Opportunity-building networks
  • Access to internships and professional experiences
Hands-On Learning

The Albertus Political Science Degree Program

Engaging in the nature of human activity -- both past and present -- and developing analytical abilities, students learn to effectively communicate with others and develop insight into the future in a confident manner.

I chose Political Science to help show people, especially young women, that anybody can be involved in and change the layout of government.

Stacie Hurley ‘17

Faculty Spotlight

Meet Ross Edwards, Ph.D.

"I want students to be able to see Political Science as a major that they can take with them. The things that they’ve learned, the ideas that we discuss, the problems we discuss, are not just things we are going to talk about in the classroom.

These are real world, real life issues, which require citizens that are thoughtful, informed and engaged to go out and deal with these topics.

My goal is to put students in that mindset, where they now feel strong enough, and smart enough, and responsible enough to tackle these issues when they leave here and go out into the world."

Hear more from Dr. Ross Edwards

Meet Ross Edwards, Ph.D. at Albertus Magnus College
Ross Edwards, Ph.D.Dr. Ross Edwards is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and an Assistant Professor for History and Political Science.
Careers

Where Will Your Political Science Degree take You?

This degree provides excellent preparation for further study in the field as well as careers in teaching, business, civil service, law, journalism, library science, and archival work.

Possible career paths with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science include:



Politician
Policy Analyst
Lobbyist
Foreign Service Worker
International Market Researcher
Public Opinion Analyst
Public Relations Specialist
Legislative Assistant
Social Media Manager
Attorney
Political Campaign Manager
Student Leadership Director
Courses

Political Science Courses

The field of concentration in Political Science includes 36 credits in the discipline exclusive of PO 390. Students majoring in Political Science are strongly encouraged to continue to develop their foreign language competency at the undergraduate level as an essential prerequisite for further study.

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Purposeful Vision & Direction

The Albertus Political Science Degree Mission Statement

The Department of History and Political Science seeks to engage students, both majors and non-majors, in exploring the complex nature of human beings as exhibited through time and as reflected in their civic lives. Through the History curriculum, the Department provides opportunities to develop the temporal perspective and habits of mind necessary to understand and appreciate the rich variety of human activity across the ages. Through the Political Science curriculum, the Department extends to each student the opportunity to craft orderly and just societies and to develop the practical wisdom essential for communal life in a global age. In all of its activities, the Department seeks to enhance each student’s ability to communicate effectively and to engender a love of scholarly excellence.

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