Political Science Department

Why Study Political Science at Fisher?

A political science major at Fisher offers many benefits and opportunities, including:

  • Close contact with outstanding faculty
  • Internship opportunities at the local, state, national, and international levels
  • Collaborative research projects
  • Ability to design your own program within the major or minor
  • Activities such as Political Science Club and Pre-Law Association

You will learn through discussion of texts, cases, simulations, research reports, and internship experiences.

Career Outcomes

With a degree in political science, you will be prepared for careers in government, politics, education, or business and industry. Alumni of the political science program have gone on to jobs in areas such as:

  • State and local public administration
  • Civil Service
  • Foreign Service
  • Non-profit agencies
  • United Nations
  • Research consulting agencies
  • Armed Forces

Learn more about our successful alumni!

Academic Requirements

Courses are organized in several areas of concentration: political theory, American government, legal studies, comparative politics, and international relations.

Note: The most current political science program requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Political Science News


St. John’s Residents Share 80+ Years of Election Experience with Fisher Students

St. John’s Residents Share 80+ Years of Election Experience with Fisher Students


This fall, students in Dr. Kathleen Donovan’s Campaigns and Elections course have the unique opportunity to learn about presidential elections from a group of individuals with nearly a century of experience. Read More

Upcoming Forum Explores Presidential Election

Upcoming Forum Explores Presidential Election


Looking to learn more about the presidential candidates and their policy proposals? Hear the candidates’ positions on a series of topics at the Fisher Votes Policy Forum, scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 in Golisano Gateway Midlevel. Read More


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