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The political science program offers a wide array of courses in American Government and politics, law, public policy and world politics. While the curriculum is designed to provide a solid education for Political Science majors, the courses attract students from other disciplines as well: education, women's studies, criminal justice, history, and environmental science in particular.
Introductory courses in American government and politics, comparative government, and world politics prepare students for the 4 different areas of concentration from which they may choose courses. Within each of the 4 areas (American politics, law, public policy and administration, and world politics) a sequence of related courses provides a coherent understanding of the subject. Students are encouraged to pursue their interests in as many areas as they like.
Typically, students take their upper level course work in 2 related courses. This course work, along with the theory and methodology courses, prepares students for the political science capstone courses which allow students to demonstrate their mastery of the discipline in research projects. Students may choose from among 6 capstone courses.
If you would like more information about political science at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact
Harvey Schantz, Chairperson
Office: Hawkins 149, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-5830
Fax: (518) 564-4124 or 564-3842