Political Science Major
Politics, government, and policy affect nearly everything we do. If issues like the environment, justice and the legal system, terrorism, civil rights, international relations, and globalization compel you, consider selecting the Political Science major at Rosemont College.
Our graduates can be found in banking, City Year, the Pentagon, The Gates Foundation, and in court rooms before and behind the bench. The major develops students’ analytical and communication skills through coursework in American and international politics.
Political Science and the Liberal Arts
All students at Rosemont learn to think critically, approach problems from many angles, communicate clearly, and successfully step into leadership roles. The variety and well-rounded nature of Rosemont’s undergraduate curriculum does not prepare you for a single profession, but the flexible and ever-changing employment options you’ll encounter post-graduation.
“I wanted a small school and Rosemont was recommended by my mother’s friend, who said,
'No one gets lost in the crowd.' I was interested in Philosophy and Political Science
and one of my professors encouraged me to enroll in the dual major. I am proud to
say that I am now pursuing my master’s degree in Political Science at Villanova University
on a full academic scholarship.”
Vince Carchidi ‘19
Current Graduate Student
Sample Courses in the Political Science Department
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Politics of Sustainability
Women in Politics
Ethics in International Relations
American Foreign Policy
4 +1 Degrees for Political Science Majors
Rosemont allows you to begin taking graduate-level courses in Homeland Security and Emergency Management as early as your junior year as a Political Science major. This dual-degree option is also available to Sociology and Criminology majors. Among other benefits, streamlining your undergraduate and graduate education in this manner allows you to save time and money.
Best Pre-Law Majors - Political Science
The Political Science department offers a Pre-Law Certification for both majors and non-majors who intend to pursue a career in law. As a student seeking the Pre-Law Certification, you're encouraged to participate in the Pre-Law Club, to ascertain the specific entrance requirements of the law school/s you want to attend, and to seek out a Pre-Law faculty advisor early on.
While law schools do not require any particular major, studying Political Science at the undergraduate level is a natural choice because of the discipline's close link to our legal system. Naturally, many Political Science students have an interest in pursuing a career in the law.
Our Political Science curriculum, as well as our other undergraduate majors, enables you to strengthen your skills in argument, analysis, and communication. These academic strengths are integral to getting a good LSAT score, the most important factor in law school admissions.
Student Life for Political Science Majors
At Rosemont, learning doesn't stop at the classroom. Participate in clubs, conferences, internships, study abroad programs, and service learning opportunities. many of these experiences are facilitated by the Office of Experiential Opportunities and Post Grad Success.
Conferences and Projects:
- Student Conferences at US Military Academy and Naval Academy
- Campus as Living Laboratory Sustainability Projects
- National Security Council Simulation
- Model United Nations
- US Congress and State Government offices
- International Non-Governmental Organizations
- District Attorney’s Office and Law offices
- Political campaigns
Clubs on Campus:
- Rose Grow
- College Republicans
- College Democrats
- Pre-Law Society