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Undergraduate Programs

With a bachelor's degree in political science from IUP, you'll learn about the dynamics that shape global business, trade, and cooperation and increase your value for careers in government, business, and numerous international organizations. Choose from our large variety of campus student organizations to gain leadership experience.

Political Science, BA

Political Science/Pre-Law Track, BA

Political Science, Homeland Security, BA

International Studies/Political Science, BA

International Studies Minor

Political Science Minor

Pre-Law Minor

Homeland Security Minor


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Graduate Programs

Raise your game with an advanced master's degree in public affairs. This graduate program provides an interdisciplinary education that focuses on policy analysis, administrative management, and budgeting. With this degree, you can move forward toward a doctoral degree or share your expertise with government agencies and businesses with a global reach.

Public Affairs, MA


Internships are highly recommended for students pursuing a degree in Political Science.

Model United Nations

What is it, and what is it about?


Political Science Professor Selected for Year-Long Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship

Steven Jackson, professor of political science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected for a nine-month residential fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC.

Political Science Professor Awarded Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

The nine-month Woodrow Wilson Fellowship will allow Steven Jackson to complete his current book project, which examines China's use of water and its impact.

Getting Into Law School Workshop, Nov. 19

Do you have questions about applying to law school? Then this is the workshop for you! 

IUP Celebrating Constitution Day With Public Reading, Program on Framers of the Constitution

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will celebrate Constitution Day on September 12, with two events free and open to the community: the traditional public reading of the Constitution by members of the IUP community, and the Six O’Clock Series event, “What Would Our Founding Fathers Say?” with Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Charles Pinckney, and James Madison.

Celebrate Constitution Day with Public Reading, Chat with the Founders

Two events will highlight Constitution Day, the day in 1787 when the US Constitution was signed. On Monday, September 21, the IUP community is invited to participate in a public reading of the Constitution at noon. That evening, four of the authors of the Constitution will give a presentation at the Six O’Clock Series.