Political Science

Bachelor of Arts | College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Edinboro University

Know the world. Train for action. Change the world as a Political Science major.

There has never been a more interesting time to study and practice politics. The process of becoming an effective political analyst and change agent is challenging, fulfilling and fun. As an Edinboro political science student, you will develop a sophisticated understanding of politics, learn how to translate that knowledge into effective action, and set into motion your vision of a better world.

Whatever your specific interests may be, expert faculty will guide you as you explore timeless questions and contemporary political debates. Using classic liberal arts methods, you will hone your critical thinking, research and written and oral communications skills.

Because politics is an integral part of every society and every occupation, the knowledge and skills that you acquire at Edinboro will serve you well in a variety of interesting careers, including work in government, political advocacy, business or law. Edinboro graduates have also found great success attending a variety of graduate programs, including law school.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Be a change agent in your community.

According to the 2016 Edinboro University Supply/Demand Gap Analysis, the largest number of jobs available for Political Science graduates in Crawford, Erie, McKean and Warren counties between now and 2024 will be with social advocacy organizations and civic and social organizations.

Why choose Edinboro?

The Political Science program at Edinboro University equips students with a broad and sophisticated understanding of politics, including knowledge of American politics, international relations, comparative politics, law and political theory. As a student, you can take advantage of the following outstanding resources:

Extracurricular career-relevant activities such as the Edinboro Mock Trial Team, Model United Nations, Model NATO, The Spectator (Edinboro’s weekly newspaper), Edinboro TV and the Student Government Association, as well as many on- and off-campus lectures, films and debates.

Professors who serve as mentors and advisors and who participate in every aspect of your education, in and out of the classroom.

Internship opportunities that allow you to earn credit while working in a politics-related setting, such as the office of an elected official, a government agency or a law office.

The opportunity to compete for The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) - a prestigious 15-credit internship in a state government office in Harrisburg, PA.

Is Law School in your future?

A Political Science degree from Edinboro is an excellent foundation for success in law school and the practice of law. Our alumni have been successfully admitted to prestigious law schools locally and all across the country, including the following schools:

American University College of Law

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Cleveland Marshall College of Law

Dickinson Law (Pennsylvania State University)

Duquesne University Law School

George Washington University Law School

New England School of Law

Notre Dame Law School

Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law

Penn State Law (Pennsylvania State University)

University at Buffalo Law School

University of Dayton School of Law

University of Georgia School of Law

University of Miami School of Law

University of Oregon School of Law

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

University of Virginia School of Law

West Virginia University College of Law

Go further.

Some of our graduates take their education further by attending a variety of prestigious graduate institutions, including the following:

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Ph.D., Political Science, Temple University

M.A., International Economics and International Relations, Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

M.A., International Development, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)

MPP (Master of Public Policy), George Mason University

MPS (Master of Public Service), University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service

MBA, International Business and Marketing, Northeastern University

MPA (Master of Public Administration), Gannon University

M.S., Applied Intelligence, Mercyhurst University

M.A., Global Security and Intelligence, Point Park University

Prepare for a rewarding career.


Dr. Umeme Sababu, Department Chair
Email: smitha@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814.732.2575

Edinboro University

219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2000