Political Science at Marist: Program & Requirements

Fontaine Hall, Political Science Faculty, Political Science Students

Political Science enables students to study systematically the events, people and issues that shape political decision making. 

Besides focusing on the institutions, processes and outcomes
of politics, the curriculum also surveys the great thinkers who
have speculated about the nature of a just and effective
political system. At Marist, the Department of Political Science
encourages students to become familiar with a variety of
political cultures and to appreciate the unique perspectives
brought by each to the world community. As a result, political
science graduates are able to integrate empirical investigation,
theory, values and practice in understanding the world.

Political Science at Marist also strongly encourages student
learning beyond the classroom through internships and field
experiences. The curriculum prepares students for career
options ranging from graduate or law school to careers in
government, the media or the corporate world. Consistent
with the College's Mission Statement, this major challenges
students to confront the changing issues ofthe 21st century.
Distinctive opportunities for our majors include participation
in The Marist Poll, the Albany Internship Experience (AIE),
the Washington Semester, Marist International Programs (MIP),
and the Pre-Law Program, plus concentrations in Paralegal
Studies, Public Administration, and Public Opinion.

For current students and alumni: stay in touch via our 
Marist College Political Science Alumni group on LinkedIn.