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Major: Political Science
Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Total credit hours: 46
Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.
A Thiel College student studying political science will learn how government works both in public and behind the scenes! You’ll study American politics, comparative political systems, international affairs, public law and public policy for an in-depth understanding of the principle frameworks for analyzing political power, processes and institutions. Programs in the political science department focus on accomplishing this task within the context of a liberal arts education.
Thiel College offers many opportunities for political science students off campus as well. You'll have the opportunity to spend a semester studying in Washington D.C. or in Harrisburg, Pa. You could also travel to Drew University to take part in the United Nations Semester program, or the NEW Leadership Pennsylvania Summer Institute at the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics. Whether you hope to run for office, or are looking for a career in law or education, a political science degree from Thiel College will take you far!
Visit our Academic Catalog (2020-2021) for course listings.
Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to political science majors are:
Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.
It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. A political science major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:
Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.
A political science degree from Thiel can take you anywhere. Our alumni have pursued graduate school programs to earn their J.D. Others have gone on to work in education, law firms, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense, and more!
Here’s what you could do with your political science degree from Thiel:
*Bureau of Labor Statistics