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Political Science

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Wilkes University Political Science


What Can a Political Science Degree do for You?

Wilkes' Political Science majors look at government and the law from the inside out, examining the fuel and gears that make the political engine run. Students who want to go to law school or graduate school can get started in a political science program, like the one at Wilkes. Graduates have become lawyers, analysts, and law enforcement officers at state and local levels. 

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Students and Faculty Collaborate Beyond the Classroom: 

  • Apply for research funding
  • Conduct research projects
  • Build educational programs
  • Host Congressperson to Campus

Opportunities exist in every aspect of government and politics -- at every level of government and within each of the three branches of government. Our students have interned with:

Wilkes Students go to Law Schools

The Wilkes University campus has served as an arena for campaigns, forums, and panel discussions during elections -- drawing presidential and vice-presidential candidates to campus and surrounding communities.

Students who work with their faculty advisors or the University's pre-law advisor have great success in gaining admission to at least one law or graduate program (90% or higher each year).

Wilkes University Students
have the opportunity
to attend these
law schools and more:


Annual Lecture Series

Past law and humanities speakers have included:

  • Noah Feldman, Harvard law professor and author of Scorpions: The Battle and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices
  • Irshad Manji, an award-winning journalist and author of The Trouble with Islam: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith
  • Amy Chua, professor at Yale Law School and author of the acclaimed book World on Fire.


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