Political Science, International Studies and Sociology Department
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
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.
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
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local charities
Various governmental, for profit and non-profit agencies overseas
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
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.
"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."
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.
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.