Professors: H. Schantz
Associate Professors: D. Lake (chairperson)
Assistant Professor: R. Carman, L. Manzi, J. McMahon
Adjunct Faculty: C. Drennan,T. Mandeville, A. Ruzow Holland, N. Southwick
The Department of Political Science at SUNY Plattsburgh offers courses in United States politics, public policy, law, and world politics. Majors complete basic and advanced work in all four areas, and specialize in one of them. In addition, many political science majors spend one semester as an intern in the New York state Assembly or Senate, in government or politics in Washington, D.C., studying abroad in Latin America or Europe, or in local internships in governmental and legal offices.
Students of political science gain an understanding of political activities, organizations, and ideals, and they develop an awareness of the relationship between social problems, decision-making, and public policies. Highly successful students are eligible for the national Political Science Honor Society. Recent political science graduates have begun careers in government, politics, education, and the private sector. Others have pursued advanced degrees in political science, public administration, education, business, and law.
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