WELCOME TO THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Political Scientists study power and how it operates at different levels – among individuals, within and between institutions and individuals, and between countries, international organizations, corporations, societal groups, and individuals in the international arena. Our department hopes you will connect the classroom with the wider issues in global, national, and local politics by attending our many events, trips, study tours and internships.
|Dr. Becki Scola
Students, President Gillespie, and staff from SJU’s Office of Government and Community Relations meeting with Katie McGinty ’85, Chief of Staff to Governor Wolf, in Harrisburg in April 2015.
Students with Philadelphia Democratic Mayoral nominee Jim Kenney after the Democrats' debate in April 2015.
New inductees Catherine McParland and Connor McGuire with Dr. Gioioso at the Pi Sigma Alpha induction ceremony in March.
Dr. Fukuoka talking to Danielle Pell at the 2015 graduation reception, with Dr. Gioioso and James Muehring in the background.
Milena Vulopas, POL 2016, is the winner of a study abroad scholarship from the Karen and Ronald Thomas Family Fund. Because of the generosity of the Thomases, for the next five years the Political Science Department has two $2,500 awards to give to deserving majors who would like to study aboard. Milena is going to use hers to travel to Leuven, Belgium this fall, where she will be enrolled in a European Union program and have an internship at the EU as part of her coursework. Follow her posts from Belgium on the Department's Facebook page while she is away.
Majors who are studing abroad in the Spring should look for a new and updated scholarship application to support their studies in 2015. The deadline for the Spring Award will be October 15, 2014.
Congratulations, Milena, and many thanks again to Karen and Ronald Thomas for their continuing support of POL students and the Department!