National Flags

Learn about the UN and diplomacy--and participate in our Model UN Club!

3rd world traffic

Global problems such as development and human rights are a special interest of the department.

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Our students learn to analyze and participate in politics.

Political science: an ideal pre-law major.

Donald Trump

Campaigns and elections--the lifeblood of democracy and a focus of our courses.

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Why do wars start and end? What are the human costs? Political science answers the world's most pressing problems.

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Welcome to Political Science!

Politics affects all our lives.
Political Science helps you understand and influence politics--nationally and internationally. 
Join us as we study politics and become more engaged global citizens!

OPPORTUNITIES

Award-winning faculty, exciting courses, top students, great events.
Concentrations for majors:  American Politics; International Politics; Law & Politics; National Security & Civil Liberty.
Internships: Prepare for your career while earning credits.
Minors: Political Science; American Politics & Policy; International Politics; Law & Politics; National Security & Civil Liberty.
International study.
3-3 Program with Duquesne Law School
Early admissions program with Univ. of Pittsburgh Grad. School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA)

CAREERS

Our graduates go on to rewarding careers around the world in:

Government: White House; Congress; Pennsylvania House of Reps
International Affairs: U.S. Foreign Service; Syrian American Council
Homeland Security: FBI, CIA, NSA
Politics: Democratic Party; Republican Party
Education: Harvard Law SchoolOakland Univ.; Buckswood School; Clarion Univ.; Univ. of Cincinnati
Media & Communications: CNN, TimeHuffington PostGannett
Nonprofits & Civil Rights
Business--multinational & local
: Federated Investors; U.S. Travel Association
Law: U.S. Attorney; law firms in Pittsburgh and around the nation
And much more! Explore the great jobs our grads are now doing.