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Political Science


Annual St. Germaine Memorial Lecture

During the annual St. Germain lecture series the Political Science department honors and remembers Professor James J. St. Germain with great fondness and appreciation for his many contributions to Merrimack College and its students.

Helpful Links

American Political Science Association:                 

Pi Sigma Alpha Society:

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration:

American Political Science Association: Careers in Political Science

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Students in the political science major have many opportunities to learn beyond the classroom, gaining invaluable experience and building their resumes.

Moot Court

Participating in Moot Court helps students enhance their ability to think on their feet, oral advocacy skills, and analytical and critical thinking skills. 

Political Science Honor Society

Political Science majors who have completed four courses in the major and attained certain minimum GPAs in both the major and overall are invited to apply for admission to the Merrimack Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the discipline’s national honor society.

Public Service Internships

Students can gain knowledge of politics by participating in an internship during their undergraduate years to foster academic experiential learning.


  • Joseph Lombard Congressional Intern Scholarship

This endowment was established to provide 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.

If you are interested or would like more information contact Dr. Harry Wessel at:

More Info 

Brenda Comerford
Admin. Assistant,
Political Science

Cushing 16 



Harry Wessel

Associate Professor & Chair, Political Science