BA Political Science

Political scientists study the ways government can best fulfill the diverse needs of individuals and groups of people. The study of politics focuses on fundamental values such as FF-Feliz-largesecurity, prosperity and self-determination through the use of data analysis and the clarification of values.

A major in Political Science at Plymouth State University provides the opportunity to pursue the challenge of community order within a broad, liberal arts education.

Our courses cover such areas as:

  • World politics
  • European politics
  • Latin American politics
  • Women in world politics
  • American foreign policy
  • Politics and government
  • Political thought
  • Public policy analysis
  • Comparative politics
  • and much more

As part of the liberal arts tradition, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from PSU will help prepare you to make sound decisions, and will create a foundation on which you can build a lifetime of intellectual and spiritual growth.

Degrees, Programs and Options


Political Analysis: A PSUser’s Manual (pdf)

If you would like more information about the Political Science program, please contact Sheryl Shirley,

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Contact Us

Kathryn Melanson, Administrative Assistant
Office: Rounds Hall 110
Phone: 603-535-2335

Nikki-Ann Nunes, Administrative Assistant
Office: Memorial 110
Phone: 603-535-3071

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #39
Plymouth, NH 03264

Fax: 603-535-2351

Department News

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