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Department of Political Science

The Political Science Department offers instruction in the art and science of politics.

Undergraduate majors can choose between a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science or in the Political Science/Pre-Law track. An interdisciplinary major in International Studies is also sponsored by the Political Science Department, as well as minors in Political Science, International Studies, or Homeland Security.

The Political Science Department also offers a master’s degree in Public Affairs.

Drawing on such related disciplines as economics, law, history, psychology, sociology, and philosophy, political science is a broadly based social science that shares the traditional aims of liberal arts education while attempting to come to grips with the major public issues of our time.

Because of their skills in critical thinking, writing, and communication, students graduating with a degree in political science are in high demand in business and industry. Upon graduation, Political Science majors qualify for careers in both the public and private sectors, in local, state, and federal government, and in business, education, journalism, international organizations, and practical politics. They also pursue post-graduate study in law and public administration, as well as graduate study in Political Science.

  • Political Science Department
  • Keith Annex, Room 103
    390 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2290
  • Fax: 724-357-3810
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.