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Political Science

Program Overview

The study of Political Science provides information and perspectives pertinent to a range of regions and time periods. An awareness of political concepts and interpretations of political events past and present is vital to being an informed American and global citizen in today's challenging and fast-changing world.

Flowing from the Mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth, the Mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth's Political Science Program is to provide a curriculum that fosters students' understanding of political science, in the expectation that this knowledge will enhance their comprehension of present and future political events, conditions, and trends in the United States and elsewhere in the world.


  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of political issues, institutions, history, and ideas.
  • Demonstrate the analytical-reasoning skills needed to evaluate political-science material.
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to write substantive papers on political-science topics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to speak effectively about political-science subjects.
  • Apply the skills acquired from the Political Science Program to post-collegiate endeavors, such as graduate school and employment.


Students who minor in Political Science obtain excellent preparation for careers in law, government service and public policy involvement, and business.  Some students choose to enter graduate programs in Political Science or related fields.