Model UN Conference

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.


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.

Children in front of tank

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

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!


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)


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 School; Oakland Univ.; Buckswood School; Clarion Univ.; Univ. of Cincinnati
Media & Communications: CNN, TimeHuffington 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.