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


Documentary Screening Explores Hungarian Revolution of 1956


The Department of Political Science and Legal Studies at St. John Fisher College presents a screening of the film, “Torn from the Flag,” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, in Skalny 141. Read More

#FisherExperts: Political Scientists Sound Off on Super Tuesday


With voters from 12 states engaging in the nominating process on March 1, Super Tuesday will be a pivotal day for the Republicans and Democrats seeking the presidency. Drs. Kathleen Donovan and Wes Renfro, political scientists from St. John Fisher College, breakdown what Super Tuesday means for candidates looking to secure the nomination, and share their predictions on who will come out on top for each party. Read More


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