B.A. Political Science
You will study political ideas like democracy and globalization and apply them to the U.S. and other political systems, to relations between nations, and to policy issues both within and across national borders. If you choose the Pre-Law concentration, it includes courses that develop skills and aptitudes for law school.
You are encouraged to do an internship to gain experience in real-life situations. Recent students have interned in the Governor's Budget Office, the Governor's Office for Health Care Reform, the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the U.S. Department of Defense, several local political campaigns, a U.S. Attorney's office, and numerous law firms.
Political science professors have experience on local government boards and in political campaigns. They present and publish their research and hold leadership roles in state and regional scholarly organizations. Their expertise and personal experiences cover the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Janet Irons,
History, Political Science, Economics, Geography, and Foreign Languages
Raub 214, (570) 484-2164 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Recent graduates work in the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, in the Office of the Governor, as lobbyists and legislative staffers, and in political consulting. Others have studied in M.A. programs at Syracuse University, University of Pittsburgh, Lehigh University, and Long Island University. Several have studied law at schools including University of Akron, Georgia, Dickinson, Harvard, Michigan State, New York Law School, Ohio State, Thomas Cooley, and Widener.
The Stevenson Library is interfaced with the PASSHE state library network allowing access to millions of volumes and research materials. Classrooms are also equipped with SmartBoards allowing PowerPoint presentations and interfacing with the Internet.