Political Science is the study of government. If you are interested in studying American politics, public policy, international relations, or political thought, and seeking a career in any of these areas, you should consider majoring in Political Science at DeSales University. To find out more about our students and potential careers, check the websites listed below.
The Political Science program at DeSales University has a lot to offer, including:
- A wide variety of courses to choose from to pursue a student's particular interests in this field of study
- Internships and study abroad programs
- National Political Science Honor Society
- Model U.N. Club
- National Security Club
- Field trips to Philadelphia, New York City, and Harrisburg among other destinations
Political science students enjoy a wide range of challenging careers in federal, state, and local governments, business, international organizations, journalism, education, and law. Visit our Career Services Office at DeSales University to discover more at www.desales.edu/careerservices.
National Security Track
Students interested in entering careers in both the public and private sectors dealing with national security issues will take courses in national security, terrorism, and intelligence. We have a national security club, that invites speakers from the intelligence community, take field trips and offer internships to such places as the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. There are opportunities to attend symposums at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., and the Strategis Studies Institute at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. If you are interest in working in the intelligence community, here is a link that may be of interest to you: http://www.afio.com/14_careers.htm
For those students interested in going to law school, we provide a pre-law track in Political Science. Students graduating from DeSales University have gone on to receive law degrees from Dickinson, Georgetown, Harvard, Notre Dame, Stanford, Villanova, among many others. DeSales University has the St. Thomas More Pre-Law Society and the Mock Trial program.
Most importantly students who major in Political Science at DeSales University will receive a quality education according to the philosophy of Christian humanism developed by our patron saint, St. Francis DeSales. Christian humanism means that every aspect of the human experience is capable of enlightenment by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is our mission and philosophy at DeSales University.