Governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and change agents – at the local, state, and national and international level – powerfully impact our lives.
As a political science major at the University of New Haven, you will develop an understanding of our complex political system and its players, and explore how and where you can make an impact.
You will have the opportunity to conduct data-driven projects with well-respected researchers, learn the craft of politics from real policymakers, become a part of the University’s award-winning Model United Nations team, explore the world through our study abroad programs to France, Japan, Germany, and England, and pursue a variety of internships in Washington, D.C., Hartford, and the New Haven area.
Studying political science can open up a wide range of job opportunities in government, business, the nonprofit sector, the legal system, and entrepreneurial occupations. The reason? The quality high-impact learning experiences our program provides will develop and sharpen your leadership, data analysis, writing, public speaking, intercultural competence, critical thinking, and networking skills.
- Study American government and politics at local, state and federal levels
- Learn how to create and analyze policies in real-world settings
- Be a part of a real-world election exit polling project in which you learn project design, survey data analysis, and present recommendations to the Mayor of West Haven
- Develop critical thinking skills in logic, writing, and analysis
- Use current events as a lens to study history and foreign policy
- Study complex, often-controversial political issues such as immigration, nationalism, climate change, and terrorism
- Compare the political systems of other countries to the United States
- Learn the impact the United Nations has on international relations and conflict resolution
- Examine U.S. foreign policy, public interest groups, judicial behavior, and international law
- Explore the complex relationship between the President and the media