There's never been a more exciting and important time to study and practice politics. With a Political Science degree from Edinboro, you will be ready to become an effective political analyst and change agent in your community. You will develop a strong understanding of politics, learn how to translate that knowledge into action and set your vision of a better world into motion.
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.
Whatever your specific interests may be, Edinboro's 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.
There are many opportunities to complement and strengthen your Political Science degree with courses and minors in Leadership Studies, Pre-Law, Strategic Communications, Economics, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Journalism.
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.
The Political Science program at Edinboro equips you 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:
Whether you enter the workforce, or go on to graduate or professional school, your Political Science degree from Edinboro will serve you well.
Our Political Science program is an excellent foundation for success in law school and the practice of law, and pairs well with Edinboro's Pre-Law program and minor. Our alumni have been successfully admitted to prestigious law schools locally and all across the country, and are attending or recent graduates of the following schools:
Some of our graduates further their education at a variety of prestigious graduate institutions, pursing programs such as these:
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Take charge of your experience. Ask questions, meet our students and professors, and see the campus yourself.