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


Award-winning Filmmaker Klaudia Kovacs Presented Film on Hungarian Revolution

Award-winning Filmmaker Klaudia Kovacs Presented Film on Hungarian Revolution


On Wednesday, March 9, the Department of Political Science and Legal Studies marked the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution of 1956 by inviting to campus the talented director, producer, and writer Klaudia Kovacs for the screening of her multi-award winning documentary, “Torn from the Flag.” Read More

First Friday Lecture to Explore Presidential Election

First Friday Lecture to Explore Presidential Election


Dr. Wes Renfro, assistant professor of political science at St. John Fisher College, will present “The State of the Union,” exploring the many aspects of the 2016 presidential election as part of the College’s First Friday lecture series. The event, which begins with mass and breakfast at 9 a.m., takes place at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 1, in Cleary Auditorium in Kearney Hall. Read More


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