The College of New Jersey

Apply     Visit     Give     |     Alumni     Parents     Offices     TCNJ Today     Three Bar Menu

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.

Learn More Apply

Students

Challenging Academics

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

Trips

Capital Connections

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

Careers

Flexible Foundation

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

Inside TCNJ

What sets TCNJ’s programs apart from the competition? Hear from those who know best.

Recent News / Announcements


Spring 2023 Advising Guide

The Spring Advising Guide is now available!

Read More »

Spring 2022 Dean's List

Congratulations to the TCNJ Political Science students named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List!

Read More »

Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society Induction

Congratulations to the new members of Pi Sigma Alpha!

Read More »

Spring 2021 Dean's List

Congratulations to the TCNJ Political Science students named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List!

Read More »