Students in Political Science courses explore questions about justice, conflict, social institutions, and all aspects of collective decision-making in political entities. Courses cover politics in the U.S. and most regions of the world, and address countries' internal politics as well as interactions on a global level.
- The political science program offers an appreciation of the complexity and subtlety of politics across the globe.
- Students learn to think critically about options, form well-reasoned arguments, and express ideas lucidly and persuasively in oral and written form.
- The program offers a learning environment in which students can debate ideas with faculty mentors and conduct special research projects under their guidance.
- Students acquire the analytical skills and the substantive knowledge that form the foundation of a strong liberal arts education.
- Political science provides the background needed for careers in law, journalism, public service, international organizations, teaching, and business.
- Bucknell's Political Science department provides students with broad exposure to specialized interests within the discipline.
- Bucknell professors combine a commitment to undergraduate education with active careers as respected published scholars.
- Students can choose from a wide variety of courses as they plan their program of study.
- Related interdisciplinary programs such as International Relations and Environmental Studies offer additional courses that count towards the major, providing additional course options for students.
- Small classes and individual attention give students a key advantage in their preparation for graduate school and/or careers.
- Opportunities for study abroad and other special programs do much to enhance a student’s educational experience.