Department of Political Science

Shippensburg University is located between the state capital and the nation’s capital, making it an ideal place to study political science and gain experience and access to all levels of government.

Shippensburg University Political Science job shadowing

Our students thrive because of:

  • Strong networking opportunities through internships, hands-on experiences, groups and faculty connections
  • Close relationships with expert faculty sharing real world experience
  • A large alumni network in Harrisburg and DC providing internship, job shadow and career opportunities
  • An impressive government documents collection in the campus library
  • Opportunities to travel and study government on an international level

The Political Science Department offers several undergraduate programs, a Master of Public Administration, and support for the Pre-Law program.

Our alumni hold careers in:

  • State, local and federal government
  • Lobbying
  • Law/Courts
  • Public sector agencies
  • Not-for-profit and private organizations