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Political Science

Political Science is the study of government and public policy. As a Political Science major, you will learn how to analyze and evaluate issues of power, social forces, conflict, behavior, political ideas, rules and laws, and institutional change.

Our Political Science majors become active citizens and community and political leaders.  Early in your academic career, you will be introduced to each of the major subfields of Political Science, including American Politics, Public Policy, Comparative Politics, and International Relations. Later, you will focus on a particular area of political science that matches your intellectual interests and professional goals.


There are so many leadership opportunities. Each time I turned around there was an opportunity to do something different. It’s really easy to immerse yourself in what’s happening on campus. At a place like Edgewood College, you can find yourself on a task force or committee with faculty, staff, and other students. I’m not sure there’s a ‘seat at the table’ for students at larger schools in the same way.
Nick Hefty ’15, Magna Cum Laude