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As a political science major you’ll be trained to think critically about domestic and international political issues and gain a deep understanding of political institutions, processes, and value systems. You’ll also develop analytical and research skills critical to analyzing public opinion polls, statistics, laws, public policy, and the ways political issues affect national and international communities.
Siena’s political science program will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of and appreciation for U.S. and world politics. Here, you’ll actively participate in local, state and international political arenas. You'll graduate as an informed and empowered citizen ready for a range of careers in this diverse, interconnected and complex world.
As a political science major at Siena, you’ll graduate ready for graduate study or a career in government service, public policy, law, international affairs, education, journalism, or nonprofit and private-sector business. Our political science alumni attend graduate programs at Berkeley, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas, Rockefeller College, and Syracuse University, as well as law schools including William & Mary, Boston University, Boston College, American University, Fordham, and Albany Law.
Saints Explore Russia
A small contingent from Siena College journeyed to Russia for a week in May as part of a travel course on Russian foreign policy. Read More
Peace Activist Speaks at Siena on “The War Against ISIS”
Political science students gathered in the Boland Room to hear noted peace activist Phyllis Bennis talk about our nation’s war against ISIS – how it began, and what impact the new Trump administration could have on these efforts. Read More
Sophomore Scholar Jump-Starts Academic Career
Siena students get in the game. From research and product development to internship programs and study abroad experiences, Saints take advantage of all Siena has to offer. These opportunities are not simply available to Siena’s upperclass students, they are there the minute a Saint walks through the doors, just ask Shelby Davis ’19. Read More