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Delve into the fascinating relationship between people and government. War and peace. Cultural values and public opinion.
The governmental and political systems of the world are informed by much more than just present day politics. Our students are challenged to understand, research and critically assess the intricate relationships between people, cultures, history, domestic governmental and political systems, and the international arena.
The Political Science Department offers students the opportunity to integrate theory and classroom learning with practice, through such experiences as international travel, summer institutes, internships, classroom simulations and participation in Model UN. Our graduates have a profound impact both domestically and internationally, and are involved in a range of issues and movements, such as human rights both at home and abroad, political reform, legal reform and public policy advocacy.
Emmanuel’s political science department allows students to study the complex relationships between people and their domestic governments and political systems broadly or to focus their studies on one of two concentrations: American politics + government or international relations + comparative politics. Or students can add a political science minor to gain an overview of topics such as peace and war, public and international policy, leadership, the media and more.See what we offer
Understand, research and assess the intricate relationships between peoples and their governmental and political systems, nationally and internationally.
Political Science: American Politics and Government
Everything from the schools we attend, the taxes we pay and the news we consume is influenced by the dynamic American political system.
Political Science: International Relations and Comparative Politics
In an era of globalization where all nations depend on trade, effective communication across borders and oceans is becoming increasingly important.
OUR FACULTY AND STUDENTS
Faculty research, publish and present in their field and often collaborate side-by-side with students to help them explore their disciplines in greater depth, building on knowledge gained in the classroom and offering a unique hands-on, real-world experience. At Emmanuel, there’s an energy on campus that brings people and ideas together - in the classroom, across campus, throughout Boston and beyond.Learn more about who we are
Saint Spotlight: Anthony Andronico '15
An impressive range of internships, leadership roles on campus and support from dedicated faculty prepared political science major Anthony Andronico '15 for his post-graduation role as a project coordinator with consulting firm Mass Global Insight Partnerships.Read more about Anthony
Saint Spotlight: Ellison Chang '18
Ellison Chang is spending her junior year studying in Saint Petersburg, Russia.Meet Ellison Chang
Saint Spotlight: Meghan Timbas '17
Meghan Timbas transferred to Emmanuel, and graduating with a degree in Communications & Media in 2017.Meghan
Department Hosts Talk by Cengiz Çandar
On September 8th, the Political Science and International Studies departments hosted a talk by Cengiz Çandar on "Understanding and Misunderstanding Turkey, the Middle East and U.S. Policy." Çandar is currently a senior columnist for Radikal and writes for the English language Al-Monitor.
EC Faculty Speak at PAMLA Conference
In November 2015, Associate Professor of Political Science and department chair Petros Vamvakas was a speaker at the session, "European Testimonies of Political Repression," at the 113th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in Portland, Oregon. Modern Languages department chair Jose Alvarez-Fernandez served as presiding officer.Read more
Candidates for Distinction in the Field, 2016
Three political science students presented their Senior Distinction in the Field projects in April 2016. Candidates and their projects include: Rachel Aiello, "Politics of Ideology: An analysis of state level sex education policy,"Annalyn Bachmann, "The Socioeconomic Divide: The differences between development in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa," and Timothy Hopp, "The Explosive Electorate: An examination into why terrorist troups join electoral politics."See the Full List
Department Hosts Talk on Syria
On October 13, the Department of Political Science and International Studies hosted a panel discussion on "Humanitarian Assistance: Can it Slow the Refugee Flow?" featuring Dr. Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Ammar Kourany and Martha Myers from Save the Children International (Syria).
Small classes, big advantages
Emmanuel's Political Science faculty boast expertise in a wide range of topics including international relations, law, public policy, U.S. political parties and institutions, electoral politics and democracy, and their continued scholarship constantly informs and inspires the curriculum.Meet Our Faculty
Equipped with a well-rounded liberal arts and sciences education and real-world experience within their disciplines, Emmanuel graduates go on to make their mark at companies and organizations locally, nationally and internationally. Many students also choose to continue their education at the master’s or doctorate level. Check out where some of our recent graduates are thriving!Take a glimpse at our outcomes
Class of 2015: Where We Work
|Brokerage Agent||Expeditors||Political Science|
|General Manager of Sales and Marketing||San Diego Car Rental||Global Studies|
|Legal Assistant||Liberty Mutual||Political Science|
|Project Coordinator||Mass Insight Global Partnerships||Political Science|
|Research Assistant||BUILD||Political Science|
Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School
|J.D.||Indiana University||Political Science|
|J.D.||New England Law School||Political Science|
|J.D.||Suffolk University School of Law||Political Science|
|J.D.||University of Missouri - Kansas City||Political Science|
Whether you are a current Emmanuel student or a prospective student exploring Emmanuel for the first time, we can help you determine what’s next. Schedule a meeting with your Academic Advisor, connect with the Career Center or the Office of International Programs to explore internship or study abroad options, or contact the Office of Admissions to set up a campus tour.Explore your next steps
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