Political Science

Ready to take your place in today’s complex and increasingly interdependent world? LHU’s political science program will develop your understanding of the complicated political and socioeconomic forces shaping the world we live in and prepare you to tackle those issues in a variety of careers.

What You'll Study

B.A. Political Science

A degree in political science prepares you for a multitude of career options by giving you a diverse and thorough background in the most pressing social, political, and economic issues of our day. Pair that knowledge with a firm grasp of communication and analytic skills, and you’ll enter the world ready to take on the boardroom, courtroom, campaign trail, and more.

Topics covered include:

  • American National Government
  • World Politics
  • Public Policy
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Pre-Law Concentration

This concentration includes courses that will develop your skills and aptitude in areas likely to contribute to success in law school.

Topics covered include:

  • Law and Society
  • Media and Politics
  • Constitutional Law 

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Program Highlights

  • Internships: Internships are an integral piece of the political science degree. At LHU you’ll have the ability to compete for well-renowned placements. Internships in Washington and Harrisburg are available through LHU’s affiliation with The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) and The Washington Center (TWC). LHU students have also interned with:
    • The Office of the Governor
    • Pennsylvania State Legislature
    • Political Campaigns
    • Law Firms
    • Non-profit Agencies
  • The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS): Each semester, through its membership in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), LHU sends one student to participate in THIS. The program includes an internship with a high-level state government office and a public policy seminar through PASSHE.
  • The Washington Center (TWC): This independent, nonprofit organization provides selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. LHU students have interned through TWC with the following agencies and organizations:
    • Martha's Table
    • National Republican Senatorial Committee
    • Law Media Group
    • S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs
  • Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here.
  • Careers: While most political science graduates pursue careers in law, politics, and public service, our major prepares you for a variety of careers. Recent graduates have gained employment as:
    • Lobbyists
    • Legislative Staffers
    • Intelligence Officers
    • Federal Contract Specialists
    • Political Organizers

Meet Our Faculty

THIS PROGRAM’S FACULTY

 

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Dr. Brooke Harlowe
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Dr. Laird Jones
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Dr. Stanley Berard
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Dr. Andrew Musila

Want to Know More?

Department of History, Political Science, International Studies, and Foreign Languages

Dr. Robert Sandow
202 Raub Hall, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-2464

Contact our Admissions Office

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday
admissions@lockhaven.edu
(570) 484-2027

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