In Hofstra University's Department of Political Science, students examine the political forces that help shape modern society. Through coursework in government systems, political behavior, public policy, and political theory, our students deepen their understanding of the world and sharpen their critical thinking – valuable skills that have helped them pursue successful careers in many fields, including business, politics, law, education, media, and the arts, as well as advanced graduate study.
Highlights of the Department of Political Science include:
- A renowned faculty of scholars and sought-after experts on numerous contemporary issues including presidential studies, foreign affairs, and the politics of health care
- Prestigious internships in Washington, DC and New York including working in Congress, the U.S. Departments of State and Justice, New York State Assembly, as well as the United Nations and Human Rights Watch
- Minors in Public Affairs, International Affairs, and European Studies
- Student organizations and activities include the Political Affairs Club, Model UN, and a local chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for political science
Five Hofstra students left for D.C. in January, excited to bear witness to the peaceful transfer of power. They came back with a greater appreciation for the transformative power of conversation with someone whose views differ from their own.
Political Science Goals and Learning Objectives
Read about the goals and learning objectives for students in the Department of Political Science.