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Political Science

As a political science major at Thiel College, you’ll learn to break down power relations to uncover the behaviors, practices and rules of the game whose victors designate who gets what, when and how. You will study the full spectrum of power to understand the behavior that leads to political gains as well as the barriers that prohibit access to political power. We focus on accomplishing these tasks by offering courses in five subfields: American politics, comparative political systems, international affairs, public law and public policy/public administration.

By studying political science at Thiel College, you’ll be able to:

  • Go deeper into the political world
  • Explore the law
  • Study in the nation’s capital – Thiel College’s Semester in Washington is a small, personalized program where you live, study and intern while earning a full semester of academic credit in Washington, D.C.

Thiel College political science students can participate in an accelerated J.D. program, earning their undergraduate and law degrees in just six years through an agreement between Thiel College and Duquesne University School of Law. After three years of study at Thiel College, qualified students are guaranteed admission to the Duquesne University School of Law for completion of the Juris Doctorate degree. Students will receive a bachelor’s degree after their first year at Duquesne and will be awarded a J.D. after the successful completion of two additional years of coursework.