From strategic messaging to behind-the-scenes access to the legislative process, the political system relies on the expertise of individuals who are committed to public service. Working towards social justice, transformative alternatives and critical thinking equally require the development of skills and bits of knowledge that enable us to become engaged in our worlds. We’ll prepare you for a career in government, journalism, law, the nonprofit sector or social justice endeavors.
You’ll learn how to analyze policy, power relations, struggles, issues of injustice, historical connections, the workings of governments and politics in general. You’ll also learn how to challenge the status quo and address complex issues including systemic racism, different forms of discrimination, diverse experiences of marginalization and multiple alternatives of social justice. Our program emphasizes hands-on learning, so you’ll experience politics through internships with congressional campaigns, lobbying firms, Non-Governmental Organizations and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to study in the nation’s capital with our Quinnipiac University in Washington, D.C. (QU in DC) program.
With access to Quinnipiac’s Albert Schweitzer Institute, you’ll attend programs and lectures featuring global leaders, including Nobel Peace laureates and former U.S. presidents. Some of our recent political science graduates work as political reporters in Washington, staff members for the U.S. Department of State, staff members for members of Congress and state legislators, lobbyists and lead nonprofit agencies on issues of immigration.