At the core of Endicott's Political Science program is the recognition that an increasingly interconnected world demands complex understanding, intercultural communication, and diplomacy as individuals, communities, and nations work together for common goals. Through the major, students examine the theory and practice of political governance to analyze not only policies and initiatives but also the ideologies that underwrite them. Along with a firm grasp of classic and contemporary political theory, a practical understanding of the workings of local and federal governments, and an appreciation of the unique position of the United States in the world system, Political Science majors gain the knowledge and skills to make a positive, well-informed impact on their world.
Students engage in political activity through coursework, club activities, community projects, and through professional opportunities in government offices and agencies, NGOs, law, media, and consulting firms. Working closely with world-class faculty and experiencing politics in action gives Endicott's Political Science majors an incredible advantage, whether they pursue a career in public service, law or graduate school, business or any of a multitude of related aspirations.
POL 100 Introduction to Politics
POL 110 World Politics
POL 213 American Government and Politics
POL 240 American Foreign Policy
POL 250 Political Theory
POL 315 American Political Thought
POL 320 Comparative Political Models
POL 343 Constitutional Law
PSY 240 Research Methods
PSY 241 Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences
Three Political Science electives
Two semesters of a foreign language
Upon completion of the Political Science program, the graduate will be able to:
- Demonstrate political awareness, literacy, and promote informed civic engagement among students and the Endicott community.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the theory, structure and practice of American and international politics.
- Examine, from a multidisciplinary perspective, the interaction between the political system and other social institutions and systems, such as economy, culture and history.
- Apply analytical and methodological skills necessary for critically assessing and conducting qualitative and quantitative emperical studies in the fields.
- Integrate theory and practice in a way that is relevant to the graduates academic and career interests through a senior thesis experience.
- Apply learning through fieldwork and internship experiences.
- Prepare for graduate study in a range of disciplines as well as professional positions in a variety of fields.
District Attorney's offices
Offices of Senators and Representatives
Massachusetts State House
Washington Internship Institute
Human Rights Commission
Consulate of Mexico in Boston
American Anti-Slavery Group
Sustainable Development Commission
Irish Immigration Center
Activism and Advocacy