Every political science course has shaped me into a more critical thinker. Dr. Anna Brown’s Seminar in Genocide introduced me to the political and social forces that can spawn racism and genocide… Equally important was Dr. Alexander Mirescu’s course on Government and Politics in Latin America. As a Latina student, I became conscious for the first time of the political elements that influenced the development of South American and Caribbean countries. – Karla M. ’12
From local advocacy to world affairs
Unlike many undergraduate programs in political science, our faculty’s background and our location near New York City offers our political science majors and minors the chance to interact with every level of politics imaginable.
Students regularly attend public lectures and conferences on global affairs at NYC-based international organizations such as the United Nations. Professors organize special visits and theme-based class trips to the United Nations Development Program, the UN Security Council and UN-linked advocacy groups. An exciting part of the political science curriculum, the Harvard Model U.N. permits students to gain first-hand experience at the processes of conference diplomacy and negotiation that characterize international politics.
And our Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership regularly brings top names from global, federal, state and local politics to campus for lectures and workshops.
From local advocacy to world affairs, at Saint Peter’s you can master the road from political theory to practice.
An award-winning delegation
Since it began annually sending a delegation in 1989, Saint Peter’s students have won numerous awards at the annual Harvard National Model United Conference in Boston in competition with students from colleges and universities from around the world.
A Non-Governmental Organization
Saint Peter's University is affiliated with the United Nations through its status as a non-governmental organization (NGO).
The Power of Knowledge
Few areas of university-level study include the possibility to apply knowledge in both a highly globalized and domestic setting, empowered by a solid philosophical foundation, a rigor for methodology and a commitment to research and argumentation.
Students of political science are also exposed to events at foreign embassies, permanent missions to the United Nations and meet consul generals, ambassadors and special policy advisors to the UN and diplomatic corps.
Recent graduating students have continued with graduate study at The University of Maryland, Rutgers University, London School of Economics, The University of Kentucky, Iowa State University, The University of Chicago, and Harvard University.
For our alumni, recent law school acceptances include: New York Law, Notre Dame Law, Syracuse University Law, Seton Hall Law, Brooklyn University Law, and Temple University Law.