Political Science

Bachelor of Arts

Do you care about:

Elections? Civil rights? National security? The law? Diplomacy?

Would you like to:

Travel the world? Meet presidential candidates? Get a degree that prepares you for many different careers?

Then political science at Plymouth State is right for you!


In New Hampshire politics is very personal, and our first-in-the-nation primary makes this an exciting place to simultaneously study and actively participate in politics. It isn’t unusual to see presidential candidates in town or just hanging out in the student union. PSU students have unique opportunities to gain practical, résumé building experiences as campaign volunteers or interns with local, state, and federal officials.

Interested in foreign affairs? You can participate in our award-winning Model UN program, which has traveled to over 20 countries including China (Hong Kong), Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Peru, among others. Students have met international leaders such as the president of Taiwan, the king of Spain, and the pope.

Our graduates forge successful careers in politics, the law, education, nonprofits, diplomacy, criminal justice, the military, and even medicine among many others. Already committed to a different major? Politics touches everything; think about how politics affects your major and how you can benefit from a double-major or minor in political science.

Plymouth State has it all: small class sizes where you can be sure your professor knows your name, learning from respected experts, and a front-row seat to national and international politics.

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Contact Us

Filiz Ruhm

Program Coordinator

Office Location: Rounds Hall Rm 313
Office Phone: (603) 535-3068
Mail Stop: MSC 39
E-mail: fruhm@plymouth.edu