Learning Beyond the Classroom

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. 

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 Associations

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 or apply.

Public Service Internships

Participating in an internship during your undergraduate years provides invaluable experiential learning.


The Joseph Lombard Congressional Intern Scholarship provides financial aid for a deserving student. Preference is given to a first-semester junior who has demonstrated interest in politics or public service and has received reasonable assurance of placement in a suitable Congressional internship in Washington, DC.

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St. Germaine Memorial Lecture

Annual political science department lecture honors its inaugural chair, James J. St. Germain, for his many contributions to Merrimack College and its students.