Study Abroad or in Washington, D.C. 

You’ll have many opportunities to learn beyond the classroom, gaining invaluable experience and building your resume in the Washington Semester or study abroad programs or Model United Nations. 

Public Service Internships

Participating in an internship during your undergraduate years provides invaluable experiential learning.  Students can do internships for credit during the summer or the academic year.

Moot Court

Participating in Moot Court will enhance your ability to think on your feet and improve your oral advocacy, analytical and critical-thinking skills. 

Political Science Honor Society

If you have completed four courses (at least 15 credits) in the major, 62 credits in the college overall,  and attained a 3.0 minimum GPA in both the major and overall, we invite you to apply for admission to the Merrimack Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society of political science.

The honor society offers students with diverse political interests the chance to get involved with the political process, and provides opportunities to network and be active in the community. It also coordinates speakers on campus. Email us to learn more.

St. Germaine Memorial Lecture

The annual Political Science Department lecture honors its inaugural chair, James J. St. Germain, for his many contributions to Merrimack College and its students.

Political Science Associations

These national academic associations have great resources for students seeking to better understand what to do with a major or minor related to Political Science or Public Policy. 

The American Political Science Association also has a specific career resource page with links to job opportunities.