Political Science Bachelor of Science
When you think of politics, what comes to mind? Elections? The president? Political parties? Politics are complex. While government is part of politics, it’s not the only aspect. And, becoming a politician is not your only option. As a political science major, you’ll study political theory, comparative politics, public administration, international relations, public law and political methodology. Majoring in this discipline can lead you to a career in law, international diplomacy, teaching, journalism, business and even banking.
Each spring, two dozen political science majors travel to Washington, D.C. to tour the Capitol, visit historic landmarks and museums, and speak with admissions counselors from DC-area graduate and law schools.
Students can join Pi Sigma Alpha, a political science honor society with more than 700 chapters across the country. During election years, members have been known to organize formal political debates.
Political Science majors can choose to concentrate their studies in four specific areas of politics: law, international relations, applied politics, or environmental politics.
The Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics has earned a national reputation for the skill and professionalism of our Political Science students, as they collect and analyze political data and provide unbiased assessments of public opinion.
Through the Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics (MCAP), you could complete a work-study, internship, or gain professional experience and newfound skills working in our on-campus polling center
Caleb came to Mercyhurst and changed his major five times before pursuing a career that he felt passionate about.
Our students hone their advocacy, negotiation and diplomacy skills against student teams from other regional colleges and universities within the Mid-Atlantic Model United Nations Consortium.