Political Science Department

Why Study Political Science at Fisher?

A political science major at Fisher offers many benefits and opportunities, including:

  • Close contact with outstanding faculty
  • Internship opportunities at the local, state, national, and international levels
  • Collaborative research projects
  • Ability to design your own program within the major or minor
  • Activities such as Political Science Club and Pre-Law Association

You will learn through discussion of texts, cases, simulations, research reports, and internship experiences.

Career Outcomes

With a degree in political science, you will be prepared for careers in government, politics, education, or business and industry. Alumni of the political science program have gone on to jobs in areas such as:

  • State and local public administration
  • Civil Service
  • Foreign Service
  • Non-profit agencies
  • United Nations
  • Research consulting agencies
  • Armed Forces

Learn more about our successful alumni!

Academic Requirements

Courses are organized in several areas of concentration: political theory, American government, legal studies, comparative politics, and international relations.

Note: The most current political science program requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Political Science News


Fisher Grad Selected for AmeriCorps Program

Fisher Grad Selected for AmeriCorps Program


St. John Fisher College alumnus Matthew Berry ’13 recently began a 10-month term of service in the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), a program through AmeriCorps. Berry, who graduated with a degree in political science, is based in Sacramento, California, at one of the organization’s regional campuses. Read More

Wes Renfro Delivers Convocation at Alma Mater

Wes Renfro Delivers Convocation at Alma Mater


Dr. Wesley Renfro, assistant professor of political science at St. John Fisher College, recently delivered the convocation address at his alma mater, Heidelberg University, located in Tiffin, Ohio. Read More


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