Through political science at Wilkes, you’ll examine world governments as well as their growth, evolution and decline. Delve into government structure, decision-making and conflict management. Prepare for a variety of professional possibilities by honing your analytical and problem-solving skills.
|Program Type||Format||Credit Hours|
|Major, Minor||On Campus||120 (18 for minor)|
Why Study Political Science at Wilkes?
Our small class size means big opportunities for political science students. In addition to superb instruction in class, you can work one-on-one with faculty mentors. Collaborate with faculty on their research and get guidance tailored to you for your senior capstone project.
Wilkes-Barre is the seat of government for Luzerne County, providing access to internships with the district attorney, public defender and county judiciary, as well as experience with federal, state and local political campaigns.
Wilkes University’s proximity to New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. gives you the potential to explore internships in larger settings as well. Whether you want to experience county government or the nation’s capital, Wilkes will help you find a way.
What Will You Learn as a Political Science Student?
- Explore politics and government structures from a variety of angles.
- Examine complex human problems in logical, analytical ways.
- Practice survey research methods and learn to develop and interpret data.
- Develop communication skills that will allow you to present ideas clearly and persuasively.