Long Island Political Science Major

Long Island Political Science Major

Explore the systems of government. Analyze political activity. Get Ready.

Do you imagine yourself working in government, foreign affairs or similar positions where you can affect public policy? How about a position in business and finance? Or is defending human rights your dream job?

With St. Joseph's University’s Political Science program, you’ll prepare for success in all of the above, while studying the institutional, legal and ethical arrangements of governments, societies and power. Our professors work closely with the history, criminal justice, and journalism and new media studies departments to ensure our students receive a rich, broad domain of knowledge.

The increasingly global society requires more politically savvy leaders and government officials, and more people prepared to challenge them. Get ready to further your studies at the graduate level, or go out into the world and start making a difference. 

Conor JohnsonConor Johnson ’18
Political Science and History Major

"St. Joseph’s was an amazing experience for me, both intellectually and emotionally. My time there was a wonderful way to prepare for my future and left me better equipped for entering the next stage of my life. I have a lot to be thankful for.” 

The Long Island Political Science Major Experience

Career Opportunities: A degree in political science opens doors to a vast choice of potential careers in such fields as law, government, nonprofits, foreign affairs, journalism and business.

Internship Experience: Students in our program land internships with the United Nations, local government agencies, political campaigns, nonprofits, law offices and county courts.

Minors that Matter: Not sure you want to major in political science? Consider a minor in it, and pair it with such majors as business administration, criminal justice, history, journalism and new media studies, marketing, psychology and speech