Political Science

Are you interested in a career in government, business, or nonprofit organizations? Does the prospect of graduate study in political science, law, international affairs, public administration, city planning, community affairs, or policy analysis excite you? If yes, Widener’s political science major provides an ideal path for achieving your educational and career goals.

Why major in political science at Widener University?

  • You’ll study the origins of government, how governments are structured, how politicians interact with government and non-government officials, how outside actors can affect the political process, and how global conditions and circumstances influence the decisions governments make.
  • A pre-law option can give you a head start on law school.
  • You’ll learn the way the "rules of the game" are established for conflict resolution, and the processes by which conflicts in decision making are resolved or lead to forceful confrontation.
  • Your study will examine various forms of political institutions and all three branches of government – legislative, executive and judicial.

International students who want to study political science may need to join the international first year pre-law pathway.

We invite you to come to campus and meet with our faculty members and students. Experience the excitement that makes the Political Science Department at Widener a great place to begin a career in the public sphere.