Why Major in Political Science?

Political Science emphasizes the study of political institutions and processes of politics in historical, contemporary, domestic, foreign, and international contexts. This study prepares students for employment in various fields such as local government, nonprofits and NGOs, labor organizations, as well as lobbying and intergovernmental offices of businesses. Political Science is further a gateway to advanced studies in law, international relations, global studies, advocacy, public policy, public administration, international development and more.

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    Alumni Spotlight

    Lola"The Political Science program at Eastern University exposed me to my passion for human rights. The professors really guided me to explore my research interests and gave great advice to help me not only make the best of the program but also become the best person I could be. I learned so much from my professors and classmates and both the academic and social experiences were amazing."

     Lola Obadina, EU Class of 2017
    Current Student, MA in Human Rights Studies, Columbia University

      Career Options

      Our Graduates Are Now Working... 

      • As lawyers, teachers, professors, directors, law officers, intelligence officers, and program specialists.
      • With organizations such as Equal Justice Initiative, Philabundance, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office, the U.S. Air Force, and General Electric.
      • Graduates are admitted for continued studies through the Fulbright Scholars program, and to Oxford University, Columbia University, New York University and John Hopkins University, among others. 

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