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BA in Political Science

College of Arts and Sciences

Political Science, International Studies and Sociology Department

On Campus

Explore societies, advance your leadership and analyze complex global issues. 

Political science isn’t just about politics. It’s a social science that explores our society, the aspirations of people around the world, different types of leadership and authority, and complex global issues. We teach you how to imagine and shape the world in which you live and give you the skills you need to make lasting and constructive change.

As a political science major at Queens, you will engage with dynamic professors, passionate about this field. In many cases, they will involve you in meaningful, real-time research on topics that interest you.

Robert Jennings

"Coming from a Marine background and being an Iraq War veteran, I have strong views and opinions on U.S. involvement in the Middle East. The faculty here have pushed me to analyze those views from a different spectrum. Even though we may not always agree, it is important to be knowledgeable about all positions on issues." -Robert Jennings '17


As a  major in political science, you will have the opportunity to intern in many different fields at the local, national and international level. Former students have worked with:

  • Law firms
  • Congressional offices
  • Think tanks
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local charities
  • International organizations
  • Various governmental, for profit and non-profit agencies overseas
  • Multinational corporations

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Through the College of Arts and Sciences you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced faculty who are passionate about their field. Each team member has extensive knowledge and background, and will work closely with you as you pursue your degree. Meet your professors

After Your Graduate

Our alumni are living and working around the world, in diverse and competitive fields. You can find Queens alumni:

  • Working for the U.S. Congress and the World Bank
  • Working for the private sector in business and finance
  • Practicing law or public administration
  • Working for NGOs and advocacy groups on climate change, veterans issues, immigration and Latin America
  • Serving in the U.S. Military, the Peace Corps and Americorps
  • Teaching in public schools and universities
  • Attending graduate schools such as American University, George Washington University, University of Chicago, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Texas A&M, London School of Economics, Trinity College Dublin and University of Belfast

Study Abroad

Our students have traveled around the world to gain invaluable, global perspectives on complex issues. Some students may participate in a faculty-led trip, while others may study abroad for an entire year. From Sweden to Belgium, our students have boundless opportunities.

Internships political science
Student StoryAlondra Garcia Mendoza '17
"During my time at The Washington Center, I [immersed] into the world of work through interning at The Institute of World Politics, where I also had the opportunity to audit the graduate course Intelligence and Policy. I not only was able to work alongside remarkable academics and political figures, but I was able to learn from them first-hand."
Washington Model Organization of American States
Extended Classroom Washington Model Organization of American States
WMOAS, a signature program at Queens, is a university student simulation of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States held annually in Washington, D.C., at OAS Headquarters. Not only do you travel in D.C. for this prestigious program, you'll also network with Queens alumni while you're there.
Voter Friendly Campus
Extended ClassroomVoter-Friendly Campus
Thanks to our dedicated students and faculty, Queens has been recognized as a voter-friendly campus, which means that we work really hard to educate our community on issues affecting the world today.

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