Political Science

Political science majors gain the critical thinking skills and analytical abilities that are so vital in a wide array of careers. How does society organize and use power to establish civil order so that its people will be responsible while achieving their personal goals? Political scientists study the institutional arrangements of governments and societies.

Required Courses

Campus

POL 102 Introduction to Political Science  

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POL 103 American Government and Politics 

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POL 205 Comparative Governments  St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus 
POL 215 International Relations, Law and Organization  St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus 
POL 348 Research Methods   St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus 
POL 351 History of Political Thought OR
POL 353 American Political Theory 
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POL 400 Seminar in Political Science AND
15 elective credits, 6 of which may be taken outside of POL. Please see adviser for more details.
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political science minor

St. Joseph’s offers a political science minor through the Department of the Social Sciences. Courses for the 18-credit minor should be chosen in consultation with the department along with the student’s adviser.

Political Science Course Descriptions

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