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Political Science Program

The government and its functions affect everyone, and political science studies the politics and the political behavior of citizens and politicians.

Political science majors develop analytical and practical skills that are necessary to understand the structure, operation, policies, and issues of the government now and in the future.

A quality academic environment is combined with opportunities to participate in conferences such as the Model UN Conference, Model NATO, Governor’s Conference for Women, Young Women’s Leadership Conference, the Pennsylvania Political Science Association Meeting, for example.

International experience is readily available for our students through study abroad programs and our spring break trip to Costa Rica for our Politics of Developing Areas course. 

Our majors are prepared to enter occupations related to the field or other fields such as education, business or industry, or graduate or law schools through their education and the internship opportunities available to them.  We offer the Harrisburg Internship and the Washington Center Internship each semester to students. These paid internships offer students work experience in their field and invaluable networking with future employers. 

Dr. George Brown
Department Chair
209-A Spotts World Culture
Slippery Rock, PA  16057
Office:  724-738-2435

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