The political science program at Saint Joseph’s University offers students the opportunity to examine politics, government and the political process. Our students are primarily interested in the study of power, behavior, compromise and relationships between actors in a variety of different contexts. Our program fosters a broad definition of “politics” and will encourage you to think about how politics is applicable to everything from elections to globalization to poverty and even popular culture. You'll develop an understanding of the increasing connection between domestic affairs and international trends and critically examine the significant questions we face at the local, national and global level.
As a political science student at Saint Joseph’s University, you are encouraged to develop a life-long love of learning and a sense of responsible citizenship, the habit of critical analysis. The major is designed to develop strong reading comprehension, research, writing, speaking and analytical skills. Additionally, many students choose to spend a semester abroad, take a summer study tour or intern locally or in Washington, D.C. Our aim is to provide you with interesting courses about politics and policy that will also offer a variety of tools that will serve you well in your future plans.