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

 

Race, Equity, and Justice Programs Planned for Spring

01/22/2015

In the wake of the recent racially fueled protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and other places around the country, a group of Fisher faculty started discussing the issues with each other as well as their students. It was when the grand jury decided not to indict any of the police officers involved in the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island that this same group decided it was time to delve into the discussion a little more. Read More

Lazardeux Co-Authors Article, Publishes Book

Lazardeux Co-Authors Article, Publishes Book

01/21/2015

In the last six months, Dr. Sebastien Lazardeux, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has co-authored an article in an international journal and published his own book titled, “Cohabitation and Conflicting Politics in French Policymaking.” Read More

 

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