As a Department committed to excellence in teaching and to mentoring our students, we are particularly proud of the many accomplishments of our students. The following are some accomplishments from recent years:
National Honor Society: Approximately 40 Department majors received national recognition being inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society in Washington, D.C., since 2010.
Law School: Since 2010, over 30 Department graduates applied or are in the process of applying to law school. They have been accepted at various schools including American, Baltimore, Charlestown, Dickinson/Penn State, Drexel, Georgetown, George Washington, Maryland, Pace, Rutgers, Roger Williams, Seton Hall, Temple, Vermont, Villanova, and Widener.
Graduate School: Department graduates have applied to graduate school both in the United States and in Europe in fields as diverse as public administration, urban planning, environmental policy, international relations, history, secondary education, and democracy and development. These students have been accepted at such institutions as American University, Delaware, Georgia Tech, La Salle, Lehigh, Harvard, Newcastle, Rutgers, Saint Louis and Villanova.
Politics, Policy, and Consulting: Department graduates have advanced their careers in positions as diverse as the offices of a Philadelphia City Councilman, a Pennsylvania State Representative, a United States Congresswoman, a Pennsylvania public relations practitioner, a government affairs official with a Washington D.C. consulting firm, and an exit polling coordinator.
International Experience: Many Department majors take advantage of University programs and participate in either Travel Study or Study Abroad Programs. Various Department students pursued their education in or conducted travel study to Israel/Palestine, Vietnam, Italy, Turkey, Ireland, Australia, Russia, Czech Republic, the Texas-Mexico Border, and Portugal.
International Scholarship: Two Political Science graduates have been awarded a Fulbright award for research and teaching in a foreign country. Claire Fisher, ’12 was awarded a Fulbright for 2012-2013 to Azerbaijan, and Theresa Glinski, ’13 was awarded a Fulbright for 2013-2014 for work in Slovakia.