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“The political science program gave me more than an education; it taught me to believe in myself as both a professional and an academic, and to always reach for more. Those skills have stayed with me to this day—through Congressional campaigns, Capitol Hill, and federal offices.”
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 prepare you for the four different areas of concentration you may choose from (American politics, law, public policy and administration, or world politics). You are encouraged to pursue interests in as many areas as you like.
Typically, you will take upper level course work in two related courses. This course work, along with the theory and methodology courses, prepares you for the political science capstone courses which allows you to demonstrate your mastery of the discipline through research projects. You 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 Hall 149
Phone: (518) 564-5826
Fax: (518) 564-4124 or 564-3842