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About the Department

Study how and why society makes collective decisions, from the halls of legislatures and parliaments to the frontlines of electoral campaigns and international relations. Our students develop a deep knowledge of political theories and institutions, in the U.S. and around the world, while mastering the work of the political scientist. Our curriculum places strong emphasis on research, data analysis, and the formulation of clear and convincing evidence-based argument, a skillset valued across political spheres—and beyond.

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Challenging Academics

Rise to the expectations of faculty scholars who engage students in research and seminar-style classes.


Capital Connections

Proximity equals opportunity: Get real experience in state and federal government in nearby Trenton.


Flexible Foundation

Our grads enter top law schools or careers in government, public affairs, business, nonprofits, and more.

Recent News / Announcements

Political Science students compete at Yale

TCNJ PoliSci students compete at Yale

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Phi Beta Kappa Inductees

Political Science students Owen Brady and Alexandra Mannix offered membership in Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

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The Washington Center Internships

The Political Science Department is hosting a Drop-in Advising Session for students interested in a summer or fall internship with The Washington Center on February 11 from 12:30 pm to 1:50 pm in SSB 241. The session is open to all students regardless of major.

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Summer 2020 Courses

Check out the summer course offerings from the Political Science Department!

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Fall 2019 Dean's List

Congratulations to our Political Science students who earned a spot on the Fall 2019 Dean's List! Dean's List is awarded to students enrolled in 3 full letter-graded course units with a GPA of 3.5.

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