Political Science

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Interested in an internship? Studying abroad? Public affairs? Going to graduate school? We can help you do any and all of these…and more!

Our students get internships. Alma students have been placed with city managers, prosecuting attorneys, the offices of the state governor and lieutenant governor, political candidates and in Washington, D.C. Students have interned for the United States’ State Department in Washington, D.C., Namibia, Nigeria, Spain and for the United Nations.

Our students study political science domestically and internationally. Alma’s Washington Semester Program through a cooperative arrangement with American University provides research experiences and contact with officials in the public and private sectors. Learn more about off-campus study opportunities at Alma.

Alma students have the opportunity to experience political science through a variety of spring term courses. Faculty have taken students to the United States-Mexico border to discuss border relations, to Scotland to discuss Scottish revolutions in the context of literature and to various presidential libraries.

The World Capitals Program provides studies in London, Bonn and Rome.

Alma’s Public Affairs Institute offers courses that help students consider issues, policies and decisions that affect the public interest with a focus on interactions between the private sector and government in policy making.

Graduates completing Alma’s Political Science Program are pursuing careers in government, law, business, teaching, journalism, public administration and public relations and with non-profit organizations.

Students also have a variety of options for graduate school. Alma graduates have gone on to top law schools such as Yale, Harvard and New York University, as well as pursued graduate degrees in political science at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Cambridge and The Johns Hopkins University.