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Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Duquesne teaches students how to examine the relationships among individuals, groups, institutions, and governments to address the perennial quest for justice and liberty.

The undergraduate program in Political Science offers a major, minor and a double major leading to a bachelor degree.  In addition, the Political Science department offers a concentration in Pre-Law.

Opportunities for Experience

Duquesne offers a number of opportunities for students whose interest in politics extends outside the classroom.

  • There are both Young Democrats and College Republican clubs.
  • The United Nations Council is Duquesne's student forum for lectures and programs that examine a wide variety of contemporary political issues. Each year, the UNC sponsors a model United Nations for area high school students and participates in the National Model UN.
  • The University Pre-Law Program is directed in the Department, as is the Mu Phi chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science honor society.
  • Internship Program.
Harold Webb, Jr., Award for Excellence in Political Science

Each spring the Department bestows the Harold Webb, Jr., Award for Excellence in Political Science on an outstanding senior. The names of the honored seniors are added to a plaque which hangs in the Department office. Most years the Department nominates a student for the College General Excellence Award. Students so honored give one of the addresses at commencement.