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“I really enjoyed—and benefited—from the flexibility I had in choosing from a wide range of courses to satisfy my graduation requirements. The true breadth of potential career paths a graduate from the political science program can take is evident when comparing my professional experiences to those of my classmates.”
Students choose political science with various career goals in mind. Many plan to go into the law. Others plan to work in government. Some carve out a career in politics. Still others are simply interested in politics; their careers may ultimately be in telecommunications or insurance, for example. We try to provide our students with an understanding of politics and government, analytical, writing, and public speaking skills, and an appreciation of the ethical dimension of politics and government so that, whatever career they choose, they will be capable and ethical in it.
Our former students now practice law from New York to Colorado; they work in state government; some at very high levels. They work on Capitol Hill; one is a member of Congress; they are lobbyists, party leaders, fundraisers, policy analysts, and teachers. They are all involved in democracy.
Our Career Development Center provides services, resources, and programs designed to help students and alumni to better understand the career development process, and to enhance their professional preparation and employability.
If you would like more information about political science at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact
Harvey Schantz, Chairperson
Office: Hawkins Hall 149
Phone: (518) 564-5826
Fax: (518) 564-4124 or 564-3842