If you're interested in studying American politics, public policy, international relations, or political thought, and seeking a career in any of these areas, consider majoring in political science at DeSales University.
The Political Science program at DeSales University has a lot to offer, including:
A wide variety of courses
Internships and study abroad programs
National Political Science Honor Society
Model U.N. Club
National Security Club
Field trips to Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Harrisburg and more
Political science students enjoy a wide range of challenging careers in federal, state, and local governments, business, international organizations, journalism, education, and law.
Most importantly, students who major in Political Science at DeSales University will receive a quality education according to the philosophy of Christian humanism developed by our patron saint, St. Francis DeSales. Christian humanism means that every aspect of the human experience is capable of enlightenment by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is our mission and philosophy at DeSales University.
Political Science - General Track
This track is recommended for students who wish to pursue a general program of political science, applicable to many different careers
If you're interested in going to law school, we provide a pre-law track in Political Science. Our students have gone on to receive law degrees from Dickinson, Georgetown, Harvard, Notre Dame, Stanford and Villanova, among many others. DeSales University offers the St. Thomas More Pre-Law Society and the Mock Trial program.
If you're interested in a career in either the public or private sector dealing with national security issues, you can study national security, terrorism, and intelligence. In addition, you'll take field trips and have the chance to intern at such places as the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. The DeSales national security track provides opportunities to attend symposiums at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., and the Strategic Studies Institute at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. DeSales also has a very active national security club that invites speakers from the intelligence community.
Freshmen & sophomores have the opportunity to spend a few days with selected employers in the Lehigh Valley during the Spring semester. This program allows you to discern your career goals in the early years of your education and gear the second half of your university experience toward these goals.
Some of the possible shadowing program employers include:
Court of Common Pleas, Northampton Counter
Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba, P.C.
U.S. Representative Charles W. Dent