Political Science

What you’ll study.

Explore great, long-standing questions about power, freedom, justice and equality with the guidance of award-winning, well-published faculty. Undertake a systematic examination of institutions and processes of government in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Select courses on international and comparative politics, human rights and civil liberties or American legal and political thought—and consider our concentration in Law, Justice, and Society. Majors and minors.

What you’ll do.

Choose from a variety of credit-earning internships and off-campus study opportunities in Michigan, Washington D.C., Chicago, Philadelphia, Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Africa, Latin America, and Central Europe. Gain firsthand experience as an intern at the White House, or with congressional staffs and political marketing firms. Political science experience opportunities.

Where you’ll go.

Many Albion graduates go on to top law schools, such as Harvard, the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, and Georgetown. Or continue your education in political science, public policy, or public administration. Our alumni pursue careers in government, international organizations, the private sector and can be found on Capitol Hill and in a variety of interest groups, non-profit, and advocacy organizations. Potential career paths.

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