The College of New Jersey

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Academic Programs

Our programs intermingle applied and theoretical knowledge as a way to develop student skills in interpreting, evaluating, and measuring critical information in the political realm.

As a student of political science you will be acquainted with both national and global perspectives with courses in American, comparative, and international politics, as well as political theory.

Additionally, students in our Department develop an excellent foundation in economics, law, and quantitative methods which they can later apply hands-on through our extensive internship program. There are paid as well as volunteer internships available in the Governor’s Office, legislature, and other governing agencies.

Engaged Learning


Program Major Minor
Political Science Yes Yes
Public Policy Analysis and Management Yes
International Studies Yes Yes
Pre-Law Yes

Political Science Four Year Plan

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 Post Graduation

Our graduates are prepared to think critically, write clearly, and analyze politics intelligently. Many have pursued careers in government, nonprofit organizations, or the private sector.

Others seek to continue their education in graduate and professional schools, especially law school or graduate programs in political science and public administration.

Many of our students have continued their education at other fine institutions, such as the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Georgetown University, American University, Boston University, The Eagleton Institute, Rutgers University, Syracuse University, and Seton Hall University, among others.