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As a political science major, you'll have seemingly endless opportunities study and experience American politics, political theory, public law, international politics, and public policy inside and outside the classroom. Intern at the state capital. Take travel courses. Join Model UN, Moot Court/Mock Trial and Political Science Society. Develop sought-after skills including leadership, critical thinking, confidence in writing and public speaking, ability to make compelling and persuasive arguments, adaptability, culture awareness and understanding, as well as social responsibility. An 18-credit minor is also offered. 

Saints will choose one of four tracks to pursue: general political science, American politics and justice, international relations, or public policy and administration. Through a selection of elective courses, you'll be able to dive into a specialized curriculum that suits your interests. 

Areas of study include:

  • American politics
  • Comparative politics
  • International affairs and global politics
  • Political theory
  • Public law
  • Public policy
  • Public administration

Your Future Success

Siena political science major are well-prepared for future careers or graduate study in government service, public policy and administration, law, international affairs, teaching, journalism and nonprofit or private sector careers. Recent alumni have launched careers like political director, legislative director, attorney, government and community affairs representative, legislative aide, policy director and digital marketing specialist.