Make a difference.
Do you care about elections, civil rights, national security, the law, or diplomacy? Would you like to travel the world, meet presidential candidates, and 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 hanging out in our 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 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.
The BA program in Political Science provides the opportunity to pursue the problem of community order within the broad scope of liberal arts. Political scientists inquire how government can best fulfill the diverse needs of humanity as individuals, as well as in various groups. The study of politics deals with the ways in which humanity shares and distributes such fundamental values as security and prosperity and seeks self-determination. In the tradition of the liberal arts, this program prepares students to make sound decisions and creates a foundation for lifetime intellectual and spiritual growth. This includes such specific skills as the collection and evaluation of valid data, the systematic analysis of problems, and the clarification of values.