Politics effect and inform everything.

The quality of our children’s educations, access to healthcare, and our ability to participate in life are all greatly determined by politics. 

As a political science major, you do more than study politics—you participate in politics.  From Duquesne’s international study abroad programs to individualized mentorship from scholar-faculty, our program prepares you from day one to take part.  

Take Part in the Political Science Process

The Department of Political Science is the ideal home for students interested in politics, international affairs and important issues like health care, the environment and civil rights. You’ll study political theory and debate how power and resources should be allocated in society.

We offer: 

  • One-on-one mentorship with award-winning faculty.
  • International study abroad.
  • A 3-3 Program with the Thomas C. Kline School of Law School.
  • An early admissions program with University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Prepared for Any Career

Our graduates reaching bigger goals with rewarding careers around the world in:

Government: White House; Congress; Pennsylvania House of Representatives
International Affairs: U.S. Foreign Service; Syrian American Council
Homeland Security: FBI, CIA, NSA
Politics: Democratic Party; Republican Party
Education: Harvard Law School; Oakland University; Buckswood School; Clarion University; University of Cincinnati
Media & Communications: CNN, Time, Huffington Post, Gannett, Open Secrets
Nonprofits & Civil Rights 
Business-multinational & local: U.S. Travel Association
Law: Law firms in Pittsburgh, New York and around the nation
And much more! Explore the great jobs our grads are now doing.

Explore Our Program

Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Clifford Bob

Dr. Clifford Bob

Department Chair & Professor, Political Science

Dr. Mark Haas

Dr. Mark Haas

Professor, Political Science & Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair in International Relations

Dr. Lewis Irwin

Dr. Lewis Irwin

Professor, Political Science

Dr. Jennie Schulze

Dr. Jennie Schulze

Associate Professor, Political Science

Luke Sheahan

Luke Sheahan

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Contact for more info

Political Science Department