Department of

Political Science

The Department of Political Science offers a dynamic faculty dedicated to teaching, mentoring, and research. Our faculty members have won teaching and mentoring awards and competitive research fellowships, are published in academic venues, and comment or publish within highly respected outlets of public discourse.

In the Classroom

Our Programs

Hofstra political science students gain analytical skills, administrative competence, and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas.

At Hofstra

The Student Experience

Hofstra’s Department of Political Science offers dynamic classroom and field-based programs, including career-building events and coursework.

John Barry

John’s Story

Political Science/Class of '22

When John Barry was deciding which university would be the best place to study political science, his decision was an easy one: Go to the school that hosted the 2008, 2012 and 2016 U.S. presidential debates – Hofstra


Your Future

Career Potential

The Department of Political Science at Hofstra University prepares students for graduate school and careers in a variety of fields, including government service, nonprofits, business, education, and law.

About the Department

The Department of Political Science in Hofstra University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a BA in Political Science, along with Minors in Political Science, Public Affairs, Presidential Studies, International Affairs, and European Studies.

Learn More

Contact the Department

Our Offices

Room 205 Barnard Hall

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Department Chair

Carolyn M. Dudek, PhD
Room 205 Barnard Hall
Phone: 516-463-5621
Fax: 516-463-6519

Social Media

Current Students

View online resources for department students.