Major in Political Science
You’ll learn about political systems and leaders, government policies and domestic and international conflicts as a political science major at Merrimack College.
What You’ll Learn
As a political science major, you will:
- Analyze a political situation from multiple perspectives and connect it to theoretical models or practical experiences.
- Explore society’s vital questions about law, government, justice and humanity.
- Apply your knowledge by pursuing an internship in government.
- Develop your writing and critical thinking skills, which will help you become a thoughtful, engaged member of society.
You might also consider double majoring or minoring in related fields, such as pre-law, economics or environmental studies and sustainability.
Why not take your skills out of the classroom and into the political arena? Debate constitutional issues against national teams in Moot Court, explore a public service internship or spend a semester during your junior year with the American University Washington Semester Program or abroad.
As a graduate of our program, you’ll be well equipped to pursue a graduate degree — in law, history, political science or a related topic — or to begin your career working in the public or private sector. Our graduates go on to jobs in business, government, international relations, public administration, academia and more.
Recent graduates hold a variety of exciting positions, including:
- Analyst, Library of Congress
- Attorney General, State of Vermont
- Director, Lowell (Mass.) Planning Board
- Judicial Law Clerk, New Hampshire Superior Court
- Legislative Aide, U.S. Congress
- Mayor, City of Lawrence, Massachusetts
- Prosecutor, Tewksbury (Mass.) Police Department
- Research Assistant, Citizens for the Constitution
- Secretary, Executive Office of Health and Human Resources, Massachusetts
- State Senator, Massachusetts
- Systems Analyst, Massachusetts Department of Revenue