Political Science

Degrees Granted
BA, Minor
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Learn about power, law, justice and the political process, gaining skills and hands-on
experience to pursue many careers.

Why Earn Your BA in Political Science?

Make your mark in law, nonprofits, business, international affairs, lobbying or advocacy. Or you can become a policy analyst, legislative assistant, public relations/media specialist, political consultant or market researcher.

Why Major in Political Science at Adelphi?

  • Receive personal attention from award-winning faculty who are recognized nationwide for their teaching and scholarship.
  • Learn by doing, through study abroad, a semester in Washington, D.C., internships or a National Model United Nations course.
  • Be career-ready by graduation with internships, career development opportunities and our powerful alumni network.


* Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019
estimated mean salary of political science alumni.
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019

Our program connects meaningfully with students inside and outside the classroom, preparing them for civic engagement and a life of learning. We engage students in critical intellectual and moral debates and help them cultivate career-building professional experiences and opportunities.

Traci Levy, PhD Associate Professor, Political Science

Minors in Political Science

Minor in Political Science

The political science minor consists of three of the five political science fields—American government and politics, political theory, comparative government, international relations and American public policy.

Minor in Global Politics

Global politics minors learn about political phenomena taking place across borders and around the globe. They examine the political dynamics that influence our daily lives and shape our globalizing world.

Minor in Public Service

The public service minor develops a commitment to public service and will instill public-regarding values in you, including the value of good citizenship. The minor stresses the ethical implications of government decisions. An internship experience in Washington, D.C., is incorporated into the minor, giving you a look into the practical consequence of government decisions and the broader principles of public good that should guide these decisions.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Our program connects students with valuable internship opportunities both locally and in Washington, D.C. Adelphi students have secured internships with some of the most influential political offices in the New York area, including:

Our students have also interned at organizations such as:

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

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